The Renaissance (1300-1600)

By: Marcie A. Calderon (Period: 1)

What was the change?

The term "Renaissance" means rebirth and it refers to a revival of art and learning. Educated men and women of Italy hoped to bring back to life the culture of classical Greece and Rome. The Renaissance created something new. Italy had three advantages that made it the birthplace of the Renaissance: thriving cities, a wealthy merchant class, and the classical heritage of Greece and Rome. The Renaissance brought about a new way the art was used and how people saw the human body.

How did the change impact society at the time? (Short-term effects)

The Renaissance changed Society by doing many things, while creating something new. The people of the Renaissance studied classical texts that led to "humanism," an intellectual movement that focused on human potential and achievements. Ideas Helped them to deelop a new outlook on life and art in the Renaissance. The basic spirit of the renaissance society was secular--worldly rather than spiritual and concernered with the here and now. Even the church leaders in the Renaissance became worldly.

How is that change seen in today's modern society? (Long-term effects)

The Renaissance did lits of things that still continue on to today's time. Renaissance writer made works that reflected their own time but they also used techniques that writers rely on today. The men and women of the Renaissance greatly change how Europeans saw themselves and their world. Renaissance painters used the technique of "Perspective," which shows three dimensions on a flat surface. there are many more things that are still used today from the Renaissance.