Renaissance: the rebirth of culture

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The renaissance led the way to people expressing the world in a more passionate way. Finding new ways to reflect on human emotion and he meaning of the world. The most well known effect was art. The renaissance led way to art being transformed from a basic it's 2D form into 3D, by adding things like shadow and perspective.

Major artist of the Renaissance


  • Michelangelo was a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet
  • His sculptures of Pieta and David were considered masterpieces
  • His sculptures & paintings showed realism, detail of the human body, & expression to show personality & emotion

Renaissance opposing the norm


  • The Renaissance started in Italy, because of its central location between Western Europe and the Eastern shore of the Mediterranean.
  • Italian cities became trade and communication centers
  • The cities became wealthy and important
  • The wealth allowed Italy be able to change its the political and social powers that were transpiring at the time.


  • After the fall of the Roman Empire in 467 C.E. the only group left was the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Outside invasions declined
  • The rulers began to consolidate their power and concentrate on self preservation.
  • It was easier to accumulate wealth and industry continued to grow. Cities grew rapidly ad the population shifted from agricultural life to city life
  • Where jobs were more plentiful but this also increase the number of people being
  • Region helped In Italy, as towns grew, Italians demanded self rule and many times the cities developed into strong city-states. North of the Alps, national monarchs established their power over the nobility.
  • The two things that were most important during the Medieval Era were the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church.


  • During this period there were many diseases spreading, and many technological advances being invented.
  • One disease that almost wiped the entire country was the bubonic plague also known as the black death
  • the plague wiped out almost 3/4 of the population, most fled but along them fled the plague
  • the plague came from ships where rats lived, rats were infected with fleas who carried the disease
  • the printing press allowed people to get information out quicker such as books and magazines


  • A cultural movement picked up during the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe.

All of the changes were in the categories of Music, literacy, and art

  • Renaissance discovered the idea of linear perspective which allowed artists to portray distance and proportion more realistically
  • Printing press created an almost insatiable demand for new reading materials. This demand induced writers across Europe to produce literary works
  • Renaissance brought the introduction of polyphony, music consisting of several melodies at once
  • Scientific inquiry could be dangerous, though, as Galileo learned when he disproved the Church's age-old geocentric teachings.


The Renaissance caused ..

  • Cities to enormously grow and prosper
  • Rulers to start taxing people
  • Trade to grew between cities and other countries.
  • with trade of goods, also came the trade of ideas. which soon moved inland along the major routes of trade.


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