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Inventions And Discoveries Of The Italian Renaissance

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During the Italian renaissance there were many inventions, creations, and art, but some of the things still affect our lifestyle today. Some of these things are well known by people, where some are just artwork that has lots of exposure in the modern world. There are people who devote their lives to study these works of art. There must be some information on how this outburst of art and other works began, as before the Renaissance Italy was in a depression. This is a complete turnaround from a depression. In this report I am going to review and go over how the Renaissance started and who kept it alive, by studying the life of rich patrons. There is also going to be sections on specific ...view middle of the document...

It was divided into many different “states”. These state were usually big cities such as Rome and they all had a specific form of government chosen by the city ruler, and a special form of their own latin language. One place, by the name of Florence is known to be where the start of the renaissance began. In Florence there were many rich families. Most important of which were called the Medachi. The Medici family was huge in banking. They had their own bank, and lots of money from interest and loans. They enjoyed lots of art in their house because it was nice to have and it made them look more wealthy. Lots of other rich families wanted art too, they were willing to pay money for art, books, poetry, and other artifacts. The demand for these things were now at the highest they’ve ever been in Italy. People who were struggling to make money could make a piece of art and make a years wage off of it. Lots of people began making awesome works of art and literature. This is the beginning of the renaissance in Italy. Some believe that part of the instant spur in art had some connection with the fall of Constantinople. Many people moved from there to Italy when Constantinople was destroyed and theorists believe that there is influence from Greek art.
Pre-Renaissance Works. Before the renaissance began a man named Dante was born. He was born in 1265 in Florence. He is known for writing a book called The Divine Comedy. It is known as one of the greatest works of literature in the world. The Divine Comedy is about Dante’s trip through hell, purgatory, and heaven. It is an extremely long poem that he spent his entire life writing. Before the end of his life, him and his best friend (a man by the name of Cavalcanti) created their own poetry movement called “Dolce Stil Nuovo”, or “Sweet New Style”. It focuses on love, marriage and women as a subject of poetry. This is seen as one of the best moments in poet history. Some other important people include Niccolo Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Niccolo Machiavelli was a politician who decided to write to the Prince of Florence about how he thought a prince should rule in a book called “The Prince”. This is not only a sign of bravery to stand up to the prince, but also he is very intelligent because his theories and ideas were good. The book is still available for purchase today. Michelangelo is a man known for making the Statue of David. It stands 17 feet tall, starring in the direction of Rome. Da Vinci is known for many inventions, which are detailed in the third section , and for the painting of Mona Lisa, which is an extremely famous painting around the whole world. It shows a special style of art nobody has done before.
Art Pre-Renaissance Compared to Renaissance
The art done in Italy changed dramatically over the few years of the Renaissance. In pre-renaissance art, there is much less focus on people. When they did include people, they left out major details such as correct face...

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