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Mannerism
A style in late 16th-century Italian art, reflecting the stresses of the age, that evoked shock in the viewer.
Botticelli
Florentine artist with a sensitive style that emphasized line, well exemplified in his BIRTH of VENUS.
Titian
16th-century Venetian painter noted for his robust sensuousness, color, and light; his reputation among his contemporaries was based largely on his portraits.
Ghiberti
Sculptor who created bronze doors for the baptistery in Florence that one observer claimed were "worthy to be the gates of paradise."
Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch)
"Father of humanism" and a transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Middle Ages.
Lorenzo the Magnificent
Member of the Medici family who ruled Florence from 1469 to 1492; a major patron of arts.
Giovanni Boccaccio
Important early humanist and author of the DECAMERON.
Benvenuto Cellini
The autobiography of this 16th-century artist and adventurer give us insights into Renaissance manners and morals.
Humanism
Itellectual movement, beginning in 14th-century Italy, which stressed classical learning and individualism.
Quattrocento
Italian term for the 14th century, often used to designate a leading Renaissance era.
The Black Death
Disaster that formed the backdrop for the stories of the DECAMERON.
Plato and Aristotle
Two ancient Greek philosophers who wielded a great deal of influence during the Renaissance.
Josquin des Près
"Founder of High Renaissance music," this composer created symmetrical musical forms based on correct mathermatical proportions.
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Most illustrious Renaissance sculptor, also a painter (the Sistine Chapel) and architect (St. Peter's dome).
Donatello
Florentine sculptor of the early Renaissance who abandoned Gothic sculpture in favor of classical models; famous for his equestrian stature of Gattamelata.
Leonardo da Vinci
Genius of many talents, famoud primarily as the painter of such masterpieces as THE LAST SUPPER and the MONA LISA, notable also as a student of physics, anatomy, and other sciences.