2. Renaissance Art
Renaissance Women - Men married younger women - Resulted in many widows - Women could inherit property - In charge of nurturing children ○ Some say that's why the arts.. - Upper class women enjoyed high degree of freedom - Still expected to obey husbands- still unequal
Isabella d'Este (First Lady of the Renaissance) - Window - Leader of Mantua - Patron of the arts - Founds school of girls ○ Liberal arts ○ Learn poetry and literature ○ Dancing ~ ○ Music ○ To entertain
Catherine de Medici - Italian married into - Three sons became king of France - Controls …show more content…
- Italians copied the ancient Roman lifestyle - The study of the Greek and Roman classics led to humanism Humanism: the attempt to understand human nature through a study of pagan antiquity and Christian thought. - humanists believed that there were no limits to what human beings could accomplish- HUMANS CAN DO ANYTHING!
Individualism: Medieval people usually saw themselves as members of a group. (Asia- group; West- themselves) - Renaissance people believed in individual will and genius.
Secularism: One becomes concerned with materialism rather than religion. - People became more concerned about money and the accumulation of wealth. - Interested in pleasure and the enjoyment of life on Earth Renaissance Art
Anatomy - humanism - Humanism was represented by a renewed interest in man - Expressed in art through a renewed interest in anatomy - Da Vinci - dissected corpses illegally! - Michelangelo's sculpture of David demonstrates the detailed attention paid to anatomy ○ Classical Greek