The Italian Renaissance: New Ideas And Achievements Of The Renaissance

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The meaning of renaissance is “rebirth”. It’s a time where new ideas and creations were born. The first renaissance began in cities throughout Italy. Italy had a strong presence of antiquity than any other part of Europe. Italy began to revive the activity of buying and selling goods and town building. Feudalism had less of an influence towards Italy. Feudalism is where social classes were divided based on their position in the economy. Before the renaissance came into full effect, the tragedy of the Black Death arrived to Europe. The terrible disease arrived by sea from trading ships that traveled from the black sea. The people in Europe didn’t quite know what they were getting themselves into. The people on these ships were either dead …show more content…
Filippo Brunelleschi was said to be one of the greatest sculptors of the early Italian renaissance. One of his most famous creations was making the design of the dome for the cathedral of Florence. Leonardo Da Vinci was known as the greatest single figure of the Italian renaissance. He was an architect, sculptor, engineer, inventor, painter, and scientist. Da Vinci traveled the country to make observations on nature. His most famous completed work was the Mona Lisa, but many of his ideas for inventions weren’t recognized until after he died. Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists of the renaissance. He created the Pieta; he also painted all of the walls and ceilings of the Sistine …show more content…
The art of the Northern Renaissance was influenced by the Italian Renaissance. One of the popular inventions created during the northern Renaissance was the printing press. It made it easier to produce books and it helped new ideas spread around more quickly. The printing press was expressed by Johannes Gutenberg. He was not the actual creator of the printing press; he just developed a method of printing from movable type. Gutenberg was a German inventor. His first book that was printed via movable type was the “forty-two-line” bible. Two major Northern humanists were Desiderius Erasmus & sir Thomas Moore. Erasmus criticized the Church in Praise of Folly. He was neither a radical nor an apologist. He is one of the early renaissance controversial figures. Moore is known for his book Utopia. The book was created in the year 1516. He was also known for refusing to acknowledge king Henry viii as head of one of the churches in England. These actions resulted in his untimely death in 1535. The Catholic Church canonized Moore as a saint in

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