1400’s-1500’s. The Renaissance A time of change . End Medieval Europe. End of 1300’s. Medieval Europe No strong kingdoms/ leader Bubonic Plague Killed 60 percent of population Hundred Years War (France vs England) Overall uncertainty Lack of Faith Death and Disease
End of 1300’s
No strong kingdoms/ leader
Killed 60 percent of population
Hundred Years War (France vs England)
Lack of Faith
Death and Disease
Few that survived celebrated life
New appreciation for life
-happiness for surviving
-ruins of the city
-competition for money/wealth was strong
people took leisure time more seriously
less time worshipping
led to the arts
In Florence, Italy
Lorenzo the Magnificent (grandson) took over
Supported the arts- Financially!
Woman- less of an expectation
Changes in Styles and Techniques
Reflected the “feelings” “spirit” of the time.
Supporters of art
To “beautify” Italy
Renaissance artists worked for whoever offered them the highest price
King David from the Bible
Painter, inventor, sculptor, scientist. Renaissance Man!
Thought behind her smile?
1508 - 1512
“Creation of Man”
“Creation of the Heavens”
Shows: Classical influence on the Renaissance
Woodcuts & engravings
Inspired in Germany from Italy
The clergyman's ardor, spiritual zeal, and intense determination are communicated through the turn of the head, the fixed, staring eyes, and the tight, compressed lips.With great respect for reality, Dürer has recorded every detail of the man's appearance regardless of how small or unimportant it may be: the wrinkles and lines of the face, the individual strands of fine hair, the coarse skin texture, and even the reflection of window panes in the irises of the eyes.
“It is better to be feared than loved”
“The ends justify the means”
“A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to
break his promise”
Shakespeare’s theater is located just outside of London, England.