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Renaissance Runner. The Renaissance (1350-1715) This movement first began in Italy after the quick healing from the Black Death, and soon spread to Western Europe by the 16 th century. ~ You have awoken to find yourself in a mysterious place . ~.

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The Renaissance (1350-1715)

This movement first began in Italy after the quick healing from the Black Death, and soon spread to Western Europe by the 16th century.


~ You have awoken to find yourself in a mysterious place. ~

To get out, explore and find the right combination of door.

If you ever get stuck, click on the






  • Arnolfini Wedding - 1434
  • A wedding certificate but the identity of the couple is unknown
  • Dog represents fidelity
  • Mirror represents purity but also shows that there’s a witness
  • Wrote ‘Jan van Eyck was here’ on painting
  • Contains a lot of detail, ie. sandals and the oranges
  • Jan van Eyck
  • Born in late 1300s, died In mid-1400s
  • Flemish
  • Created oil paints
  • Made religious scenes and townspeople
  • Primavera - 1482
  • Panel painting
  • Allegory Of Spring
  • Painted for Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de’ Medici (Lorenzo’s cousin)
  • Shows some mythological figures, such as the Roman Godess Venus, in a garden
  • Largest mythological painting of Renaissance
  • SandroBotticelli
  • Born in mid 1400’s, died in 1510
  • Italian painter
  • Apprenticed to FilippoLippi



Arch Paintings

  • School Of Athens - 1509 – 1511
  • Fresco
  • One of the major uses of one-point perspective to create a 3D effect
  • Brought more realism to Renaissance art
  • Included Plato, Aristotle, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and himself in the painting.
  • Rafaello (Raphael) Sanzio
  • Italian painter and architect
  • Born in Urbino in 1483, died in 1520
  • Student of Michelangelo and Leonardo
  • Commissioned by Pope Julius II
  • Father was Giovanni Santi, who was also a painter
  • Adoration Of The Trinity - 1511
  • 53 in by 47 in panel oil panting
  • Arch top
  • Commissioned for a chapel dedicated to the Trinity and the Saints
  • Durer in painting
  • Contains the saints,
  • Albrecht Durer
  • Born in 1471, died in 1528
  • Family from Hungary
  • Agnes Frey was his wife
  • Painting, wood carving, elementary copper
  • Apprenticed town painter: Michael Wolgemut




  • Mary Magdalene - 1455
  • 6 foot-tall wood sculpture
  • Depicts Mary Magdalene, a Christian religious figure
  • She has her hands above her chest like she is praying or reaching for something
  • Appears weary and starved
  • Brought back wood sculpture at the time
  • Continues to be a mystery as to who commissioned the sculpture
  • Donatello
  • Italian sculptor
  • Born in late 1300s, died in 1466
  • Trained in a goldsmith workshop
  • Assisted Lorenzo Ghiberti
  • Worked with Brunelleschi
  • Madonna and Child – 1501- 1504
  • Only sculpture to leave Italy during his lifetime, so helped spread his art
  • Located in Church of Our Lady (Bruges)
  • Now surrounded in bullet proof glass
  • Depicts the Virgin gazing at her child, giving the feeling that she knew of his tragic destiny.
  • Michelangelo Di LodovicoBuonarrotiSimoni
  • Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet
  • Born in Capresein 1475 and died in 1564
  • Apprentice to Domenico Ghirlandaio for 3 years
  • Studied anatomy
  • Studied in Medici household




  • William Shakespeare
  • English poet, playwright, and author
  • Unknown birth day, died in 1616
  • Married Anne Hathaway and had three children
  • Has many continually well-known works
  • Influenced future fiction
  • Othello - 1603
  • Play centered around Othello and his wife and Iago, the antagonist
  • Iago attempts to take power from Othello by manipulating him to think that Desdemona is unfaithful
  • In the end, Othello kills Desdemona and then himself
  • Has lived on even until today
  • First of its type of story, and then inspired infinite works today
  • Has words Shakespeare made up
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel– 1532-1564
  • Five comedic fiction novels about the adventures of the giant Gargantua and his son, Pantagruel
  • Utilized comical satire of the Renaissance society, including education, religion, and secularity
  • One of the earliest fiction novels of the Renaissance
  • Inspired several other fictional works and helped cause the burst of creativity in the European Renaissance
  • Francois Rabelais
  • French humanist author and doctor
  • Born in 1483, died in 1553
  • Wrote about satire




  • Dome of the Florence Cathedral - 1419
  • Designed in a competition in 1419
  • Competition was for the Florence Cathedral, which wasn’t finished yet
  • Has over 4 million bricks and is 45 meters wide and is the tallest building in Florence
  • Largest masonry dome even today
  • Caused paradigm shift in the limits of architecture
  • Filippo Brunelleschi
  • Italian goldsmith and clockmaker
  • Born in late 1300s and died in mid-1400s
  • Was at first not an architect
  • Church of Sant'Andrea - 1472
  • Commissioned by Ludovico Gonzaga.
  • It was one of the earlier architectural pieces of the Renaissance
  • Brought back the ancient ideas of Roman architecture
  • It is located in Mantua, Italy, and was one of Alberti's last designs.
  • The design of the church is speculated to have inspired or affected the design of a few churches, including the famous St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Alberti
  • Italian architect and poet
  • Born in 1404, died in 1472
  • Was born later than some other Renaissance architects


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Works Cited

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List of Exhibitions

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Arch Paintings




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-"Alberti'sSant' Andrea in Mantua." - Smarthistory. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-“Cathedral of Florence." Cathedral of Florence. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-"Alberti Theory and Building." Alberti Theory and Building. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-"Florence Cathedral's Dome, Italy." Brunelleschi's Dome: Florence Cathedral. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-"A Haggardly Beautiful Mary Magdalene." Caravaggista. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Gargantua and Pantagruel (work by Rabelais)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-"Gargantua and Pantagruel Summary & Study Guide." BookRags. BookRags, n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-Hicks, Carola. "Portrait with a Thousand Secrets: The Mystery behind A  Masterpiece." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-"Raphael's School of Athens." School of Athens. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

-"Images of the Bruges Madonna by Michelangelo." Images of the Bruges Madonna by Michelangelo. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.