THE RENAISSANCE 4th Course Social Studies Miss Adriana
WHAT WAS THE RENAISSANCE?
Renaissance = “rebirth” Europeans experienced a reawakening of interest in the classics: Government 2. Literature 3. Art 4. Thought
It was a time of experimentation. It was a time of religious upheaval. And it was a time of war.
FACTS ABOUT RENAISSANCE..
The Renaissance began in Northern Italy. The reason why, is probably because Italians were very exposed to other cultures, and had a lot of time to dedicate to think, read, create and enjoy art.
By the 1430´s the city of Florence, ruled by the Medici family, had become the center for the arts. Lorenzo Medici
GREEK AND ROMAN INFLUENCE..
The artists of Italy began to look back to the literature, science, and art ofancient Greece and Rome. For ex, ruins and realistic statues. With time, scholars and artists developed a new philosophy called humanism. Humanism refers to the focus on nature, ideals, and achievements of human beings, rather than on the divine.