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Renaissance 2 SR

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Which age was more concerned about manners, the Middle Ages or the Renaissance? The Renaissance was more concerned about manners.
What is a courtier? A courtier is a person who spends a lot of time at the court of a prince.
What are some of the characteristics of Castiglione’s ideal courtier? A perfect courtier should be able to do everything well. He should be a skilled horseman, a bold soldier in battle, a graceful dancer, and more. He should be a remarkable athlete and not too short or tall.
What is sprezzatura? It means the ability to make things look easy although you know it is hard.
How did Leonardo da Vinci start his career? He started his career by being an apprentice to Andrea del Verrocchio who was a painter and sculptor.
What did Leonardo work on? Leonardo worked on designing dangerous devices including a tank even though he didn't like war.
Why did the Last Supper take Leonardo two years to finish? In the the Last Supper Leonardo depicts the reaction of the 12 apostles when Jesus says “One of you will betray me.” It took him two years because he couldn't find the right face for Judas.
What art technique did Leonardo use on the walls and lines on the ceiling? He used perspective in the Last Supper on the walls and lines on the ceiling.
What subject did Leonardo love and developed ideas for? Leonardo loved science and developed ideas for parachutes and helicopters.
What was his most famous painting and what painting technique did he use on the background? His most famous painting is called The Mona Lisa. Sfumato is the technique he used to paint the background.
With whom did Michelangelo begin his artistic career, and what did he learn while in his household? He began his career with the Medicis and studied the old masters of sculpture and painting.
Why did Michelangelo leave Florence and where did he eventually settle? Michelangelo left Florence because Piero, Lorenzo’s son, “The Unlucky”, brought hard times to Florence and Michelangelo, so he settled in Rome.
What are Michelangelo’s two most famous sculptures? The David and Pieta were his two most famous sculptures.
What is a pieta? Pieta means “pity” or “mercy”. It refers to a painting or sculpture that shows the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus.
What were some of the problems that sprang up between Michelangelo and Julius II? Julius asked Michelangelo to build a tomb, but then in the middle he decided to stop all the labor that Michelango has already done. He refused to pay Michelangelo.
What did Michelangelo paint on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and what problems did he encounter while painting? He painted a group of scenes from the Old Testament, from the biblical story of Creation to the story of Moses. He had to bend and reach to paint the ceiling while paint dripped on him and his neck and back ached.
Why did Michelangelo’s Last Judgment scandalize some clergymen? His art contained nudity.
What architectural project did Michelangelo supervise? He supervised the St. Peters Basilica.
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