Effects Of Renaissance Art

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 Venice monopolized 1/8th of all printed books
 Illustrations increased book sales
 How did printing affect the world?
 Governments printed laws, declarations of war, and propaganda
 Book banning and illegal book smuggling occurred
 Mass publication of the Bible
Art and the Artist/Art and Power
 The 3 capitals of renaissance art : Florence, Rome, and Venice
 During the Middle Ages and 1400s, the main subject of art was religion
 Religious art pieces were created to keep people in the Faith
 Oligarchies and patrons began to support the Arts
 Art displayed the power and wealth of families and businesses
 The Medici family spent about 663,755 gold florins on art over a span of 35 years
 Palaces and private chapels were furnished
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The average person made 300 ducats/yr and Leonardo made 2,000 ducats/yr
 The Renaissance artists learned in workshops lead by famous genius artists Vasari and the Medici opened Florentine art academies in 1563
 Men learned the Major Arts Ex. Sculpting
 Women learned Minor Arts Ex. Embroidery
 The majority of female artists were daughters of painters and nobles
 Women could not attend art school or paint nude paintings and frescos
Social Hierarchies/Race
 Divide the educated elites from the poor, just like the classics. Ex. Roman patricians and plebeians
 The division of race
 1) Color
 Ex. The word Caucasian was first used by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach and it was used to describe Europeans and Asians north of the Caucasus Mts.
 2) Location
 Africans in Europe
 They were imported as slaves
 Reasons
• Kidnapped and taken
• Sold by their own tribe to merchants
• Taken as prisoners of war
 African population rose in Europe
 Africans made up 3% of Portugal
 Interracial relationships
 Female Africans were sought after because they represented wealth
 Some Africans were around for the nobles’

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