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An intellectual movement of the Renaissance based on the study of the humanities, which included grammar, rhetoric, poetry, moral philosophy, and history all of which was based on the works of ancient Greek and Roman Authors.
Called “the father of Italian Renaissance humanism”, he did more than any other individual in the 14th c. to foster the development of humanism. He looked for forgotten Latin manuscripts and set in motion a search of similar manuscripts in monastic libraries throughout Europe.
Languages spoken in specific regions – not Latin, but Italian, French, or German
Vernacular Literature
This book is the story of the soul’s journey to salvation. It is divided into three major sections: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The ‘author; is led on an imaginary journey through these three realms until he reaches Paradise, where he beholds God. It is one of the first great books written in Italian.
The Divine Comedy
Author of "The Divine Comedy"
This book consists of a collection of stories told by a group of 29 pilgrims journeying to the tomb of Saint Thomas a Becket. The author was able to portray an entire range of English society, from the high to the low born. This is one of the first great books written in English.
The Canturbury Tales
Author of "The Canterbury Tales"
A painting which is done on fresh, wet plaster with water=based paints.
He was inspired by the buildings of classical Rome to create ea new architecture in Florence. He designed a church for the Medici family using classical columns and rounded arches. He sought to create a human-centered world.
Filipo Brenellaschnin
This painting, created by Raphael shows the unity of the Christian and classical. It reveals a work of balance, harmony, and order – underlying principles of art of the classical world of Greece and Rome.
School of Athens
He mastered the art of realistic painting and even dissected human bodies to better see how nature worked. He also stressed the need to advance beyond such realism – it was his goal to create idealized forms that would capture the perfection of mature and the individual.
Leonardo Di Vinci
Painter, sculptor, architect, his figures on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome reveal an ideal type of human being with perfect proportions. The beauty of this idealized human being is meant to be the reflection of divine beauty.
Flemish painter, he was among the first to use oil paints. One of his paintings was Giovanni Armolfini and His Bride
Jan van Eych
This artist, thought German, made two trips to Italy and absorbed most of what the Italians could teach on the laws of perspective. In his famous Adoration of the Magi, He did not reject the use of minute details characteristic of northern artists. He did try to fit those details more harmoniously into his works.
Abbecht Dwrer
A Frenchwoman best known for her works written in defense of women. She denounced the many male writers who had argued that women, by their very nature, are unable to learn and are easily swayed. Women, she could learn as much as men if they were in the same schools.
Christine de Pexan
Best known book written by Christine de Pezan
The book of the City of Ladies
This skill which allows artists to create the illusion of three dimensions.
Linear Perpecteus