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Renaissance Vocabu

6th grade Renaissance ch 28, 29 & 30

EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE 1300 to 1600s C.E. period of "rebirth" of interest in art and learning from classical times (classical - antient Greece and Rome) - Renaissance came about as a result of increased trade with the East
MONARCHS a king or a queen
HUMANISM way of thinking that sought to balance religious faith with an emphasis on individual dignity and an interest in nature and human society
PERSPECTIVE the appearance of distance or depth on a flat surface, as in a painting
CLASSICAL ART 500 BCE to 500 CE - showed importance of leaders and gods, valued balance and harmony, lifelike, nude or draped in toga, active or in-motion bodies, calm faces, heroic or daily life, little background
MEDIEVAL ART 500 to 1300 CE - taught religion showing Jesus, saints, etc. , important figures were larger than others, figures were stiff with little movement, fully dressed, serious faces, 2 dimensional, bright colors on solid background usually gold
RENAISSANCE ART 1300 to 1600 - show importance of people and nature not just religion, interest in nature, 3-D, lifelike, knowledge of anatomy, active or moving, nude or clothed, real people doing daily tasks, expressions on faces, colors/light, balanced, perspective
PATRON a person who supports the arts or other activities by supplying money for them
CITY-STATE an independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory
REPUBLIC a form of government in which people elect representatives to rule in their name
HUMANITIES areas of study that focus on human life and culture, such as history, literature, and ethics
HOIST a mechanical device used to lift people or heavy objects
SECULAR relating to earthly life rather than to religion or spiritual matters
CIRCULATION movement of blood through the body
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