Renaissance Art & Architecture
By Allison & Samantha
When and where was the Renaissance?
The Renaissance could be found in medieval Europe and lasted from the 1300s to the early 1600s.
What kind of art was there?
Artists created murals, sculptures, drawings, and paintings. They're inspiration was things in nature, not just religion. They're people were life-like and three-dimensional and were often painted doing everyday things. Paintings of a big scene were often symmetrical.
What was Renaissance Architecture like?
Renaissance architecture was gothic in style and was influenced by classical ideas. It included rounded arches, straight columns, and domed roofs. Palazzi were private town houses with shops on the ground and homes above. Roofed porches called Loggia were used to connect buildings.
The Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore
This famous cathedral was was built in 1446. It's dome was 8-sided and so big that they didn't know how to make it stand at first! It was built by having 8 huge stone arches lean against each other with big wooden hoops binding them together. From the top, you can see most of the city of Florence.