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The Italian Renaissance Webercize

A Brief overview and history of the Italian Renaissance can be found at
In the first several paragraphs on the homepage, it describes the intellectual, economic, and
political reasoning on how the Italian Renaissance started and brought upon the ideology of
Humanism. List those qualities below.


Continue to scroll through the front page of the website. Fill in the
blanks in the sentences provided

The poet, historian and philosopher, ____________________ was one of the leading
lights of the movement.
The _____________ family became patrons of art and lie at the heart of the early
Renaissance. The family was one of the wealthiest in Europe, and were among the most
important patrons of the arts in Renaissance Italy.
The Leading Powers in Italy were _______________, a financial center, and
_____________, then a major maritime power.
Italian Renaissance Art began with ______________ who is considered to be the first
painter to have broken with the tradition of Byzantine art at the end of the middle ages.
____________ made advances in representing the human body in a more realistic way,
and his technique was the first to realize this change since the times of classical antiquity.

At the top of the Home Page, click on the top left page
entitled Renaissance Painters and click through the links
discussing Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
For this section, you will be discussing each of the artists greatest works, their influences,
and contrasting their artworks with each other
Questions? Leonardo Da Vinci Michelangelo Raphael
What level of
education did these
artists have? Who
did they first work
with during their
Listed in each box The Mona Lisa The Sistine Chapel The School of
of the artist is there Athens
most famous work.
Using the online
resources, describe
how their most
famous painting
influenced western
Give an example of
the rich patrons that
sponsored these
mens artwork. Who
were these patrons,
their background,
and how did the
artist generate great
art work for them?

Scroll to the Page entitled Painting Techniques and Read

through the different painting styles Renaissance artists
This page describes the three different painting techniques
Renaissance Artists used: Egg Tempura, Oil Painting, and Fresco.
Below, describe the characteristics of each of the different art
techniques. Then compare and contrast the different techniques.
What were some of the advantages and disadvantages of the
Scroll to Renaissance history on the top left and click on the
link entitled Northern Renaissance. This section will
discuss the impact of the Renaissance outside of Italy.
Read through the paragraphs describing the impact of the Northern
Renaissance artist of Germany and the Netherlands. Explain in detail
how the Northern Renaissance differed from the Italian Renaissance
in both artistic style and intellectual ideologies.

By looking through the different artists links in High

Renaissance, Italian Artists, and northern Renaissance
Artists, write in the artist who created the specific piece of
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The Dome of Florence Cathedral.
The Doni Tondo
The Triumph of Galatea
The Vitruvian Man

Go to this link and watch how John Green dissects the

cultural legacy of the Renaissance:
John Green claims the "Renaissance" is not a historical period, was
not a thing, and that it never happened at all. What does he mean by
this? Do you agree or disagree with his statement?

Go to this link and watch this overview of the Renaissance

and the legacy it left on the Western World
From watching the video, how did the ideals of the Renaissance shape
what we know as the modern world? What characteristics and legacy
did the Renaissance leave not just artistically, but intellectually?