The Renaissance

By: Khadijah Muhammad

What was the change?

The Renaissance started in Florence,Italy.There was a change through art,learning, and science. During the Renaissance, intellectual and culutural movement arose from the study of Classical Greece and Roman cultur; called "humanism". Trade was also flourishing, many other countries from Europe traveled to come and trade in Florence.

Who were the people associated with the change?

Leonardo da Vinci,Michelangeo,Donatello, Raphael,the Medici Family, Dante, and the Patriarch were associated the change in the Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci, Michealangeo, Donatello, and Raphael contributed many works of art like Mona Lisa, The Sistine Chapel, David, and the School of Athens. This made Florence flourish because of the new artwork by these famous artists. Next, there was the Medici Family. The Medici family were wealth patrons that had power politically. They supported the art and humanism during the Renaissance. Also, Dante wrote Divine Comedy during the change, so he dealt with the improved literature. In addition, the Petrarch was in the same field with Dante, he also contributed his philosophy of literature.

How did the change impact society at the time?

The change in society of the Renaissance was impacted very much. During this time, there was the astronomy, Greek and Roman culture, politically, through art, and science. All of these subjects right here made the Renaissance flourish so much. Including, without any of this the Renaissance wouldn't have flourished and there probably wouldn't have been a Renaissance at all.

How is that change evidenced in today's modern society?

There are similarities in the Renaissance has and modern society was influenced by them. Modern society in America was influenced by the architecture; the form of columns are still used today; for example, the White House. Next, the Renaissance's humanism was borrowed as well for religious reasons against the church. Also, the religion from the Renaissance made people in modern society in America turn to some of their religions. The Renaissance influenced a lot of people in today's modern society, which made them recycle some of their things.