Discuss How the Ideas of Machiavelli May Be Used in Politics Today

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Natalie Shapiro 4/9/13
Lesson 18 Was the Renaissance more Medieval or Modern?
Identify : Petrarch, Leonardo da Vinci, Michangelo, Rafael, Sofonsiba, Castiglione, Machiavelli Petrarch:
Leonardo da Vinci: A citizen of Florence, he did much of his work in Milan and Rome. He is best known for the Mona Lisa, a portrait of a strangely smiling young woman in Florence. Michangelo: Began his career as a sculptor in Florence. There he did a famous marble statue of David , after the heroic biblical king. Rafael: Were an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur Sofonsiba: Italian Renaissance painter born in Cremona. She received a well-rounded education that included the fine arts and her apprenticeship with local painters set a precedent for women to be accepted as students of art. Castiglione: Baldassare Castiglione, count of Casatico, was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author Machiavelli: Wrote The Prince in which he analyzed the politics of Renaissance Italy. 1) Describe three ways in which the Renaissance differed from the Middle Ages. 1) Unlike the middle ages the Renaissances it was a time for change and creativity. Culture grew, and many famous artists came from that time like Michelangelo and Leonardo de Vinci. Renaissance sculpture reflected a return to classical ideals. 2) The free standing statues of nude figures sculpted in bronze or marble during the renaissance resembled ancient Greek and Roman sculptures of nude figures more than they did in medieval sculptures. 3) Students took a new approach to studies. Instead of studying things like death and the nature of life they studied different things such as anatomy. 2) Compare and contrast art work from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. (Print out the pictures and discuss in a short essay the comparison...
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