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Module 14

renaissance

TermDefinition
michelangelo painted sistine chapel : ideal human form
petrarch the leader or father of humanism
Renaissance means "rebirth", an era which emphasizes education, art and critical thinking.
city-state a city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state.
Humanism a way of thinking and learning that stresses the importance of human abilities and actions.
Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance artist that painted The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, he was also an engineer, architect, sculptor, and scientist.
Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman
michelangelo Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, poet, engineer, and architect; famous works include the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture of the David
Sistine Chapel the church in the Vatican where Michelangelo painted the ceiling
printing press Renaissance invention; made possible the mass production of printed books and other texts,; increased literacy.
Vernacular Everyday language of ordinary people. Gutenberg's printing press was copied this way.
Machiavelli Italian Renaissance writer and politician; wrote a book called "The Prince", where he argued for absolute power of rulers. "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."
Perspective An artistic technique that creates the appearance of three dimensions on a flat surface.
architecture The art and science of building
realism idea to paint and sculpt subjects realistically. It involves a number of techniques that make the subjects and background look like they would in real life.
Greek and Roman Culture & Achievements Humanists studied these cultures of the past during the Renaissance.
Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus and his disciples.
The Prince Written by machiavelli, described that power is more important, "better to be feared than loved"
Johannes Gutenberg Inventor of the printing press, first printed Bible and movable type.
patron(s) a person or people who gives financial or other support to another person, organization, cause, etc.
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