The Renaissance by Evin McCloud

What Really Went Down!


The Renaissance, which was a redeeming of: learning, culture, and art changed because more accomplishments were made through the Renaissance Men, which was a man who was: educated, accomplished, and could do art. A very big change was how the Catholic Church was weakened by the Renaissance. A change that also still exist today were: the Printing Press created by Guttenberg. The best change in my opinion was the study of Humanism(anatomy) which was, the belief that humans have the potential to accomplish more and be more. Most of the change was made my a very important Renaissance Man by the name of Martin Luther. He started The Reformation which was, the reforming of rebuilding of a nation or religion. The dedications made to the Renaissance mainly caused the Pope to lose power and influence and followers. Which caused more changes that led to today.


There were four main contributors. their names were: Michealangelo Buronarroti, Leonardo de Vinci, Guttenberg, and Martin Luther. Martin Luther wrote 95 theses, or formal statements, attacking the church. On October 31, 1517- he posted these statements on the door of the castle church. They were copied and became known all over Germany. This became known as the Reformation- a movement for religious reform. Michealangelo Buronarroti was a Renaissance Man. He was known for portraying "The Human Body." Two works of art created by him were: Statue of David, and Sistine Chapel. This was one of the ways anatomy was developed. Michelangelo was an apprentice to a painter before sculpting and studying in the gardens of the Medici family. Leonardo de Vinci was a man of many talents. He was a painter, inventor, sculptor, and scientist. He is mainly known today for his painting titled "Mona Lisa." Since then only 3500 of his paintings survived to this day. Guttenberg was famous for an invention made that is improved and still used today. His invention was titled "The Printing Press." The Printing Press was the copying of a book if you wanted to have it for yourself. This allowed people to copy the Bible and study it. People then learned to translate the Bible into their vernacular so they could understand it. This method of printing can be credited for the production of books , rapid development of: science, art, and religion through the transition of texts.



The changes made by the Renaissance Man still exist today. They began to study Humanism which was, the belief that humans had the potential to accomplish more and do more than what they did. They also began to study anatomy which was, the study of the human body and how it operated. These effects still last today because to this day we are still searching for ways to improve anatomy and Humanism to improve human kind. The Printing Press also was a long term effect because it is still used today but we just use the improved version such as: copier, printer, and fax machine. Anatomy is still studied by scientist to figure out new ways to improve the human body. Humanism is currently still being studied because humans come up with new ways each day to improve something or someone with; technology, and science.



There were very few effects that lasted a long period of time during the Renaissance. The most prominent short term effect was that the Pope lost followers and power due to the actions of Martin Luther. Later, the Pope gained his power and position back by changing his approach by changing his laws and rules to make those who felt he was unfair follow him. Another short term effect was the Catholic Church and how people turned away from it. the rules were then changed so the followers could com back. The last short term effect that also goes as a long term effect was The Printing Press. The Printing Press from the 1500's lasted a long time but isn't used anymore we now have improved inventions similar to the printing press such as: The Fax Machine, The Printer etc.