The Renaissance By: Shanna Sophamixay

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road help spark the Renaissance. It sparked the Renaissance because since Marco Polo went on the Silk Road to one place to another. He came back with ideas and stories. Since the Renaissance is about exchanging ideas. In the text it states, “There a writer helped Marco Polo record his journey. Polo’s description made many people curious about Asia”( Holt 300). This shows that the reopening of the Silk Road sparked the Renaissance because Marco Polo came back with stories from China to Europe, which made people curious. In conclusion, the reopening of the Silk Road sparked the renaissance because of Marco Polo’s ideas and stories.

Marco Polo and the Silk R Road: Pictures and maps

Italian Trade Cities-Florence

Medici Family

Top left: This is a picture of the Medici Family vase that was sculpted in the Athens. Top right: This shows the people's education and how the person teaches. Bottom left: This picture shows the architecture of the Medici family. Bottom right: In this picture it shows the banking of the Medici Family, and how they exchange products.

Recovering the Past( Greek and Roman)

Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape the development of the Renaissance because Greek and Roman ideas influenced the Renaissance. And humanist involved humans." Artist studies these ancient statues and tried to make their work similar to them"( Documentary 3). This shows that Greek and Roman ideas shaped the Renaissance because it states directly that Renaissance wanted their work to be similar to the Greek and Roman ideas. " Humanist took a fresh interest in human society and natural world"( Documentary 1). This shows that Greeek and Roman ideas shaped the Renaissance because humanist was about human society and natural world. And the Renaissance was about nature and humans. In conclusion, Greek,Roman , and humanist ideas help the development of the Renaissance because their ideas influenced the Renaissance.

This is the art of Greek. Greek art is realistic and very real life.

Another picture of Greek art.

This is Roman art.

Roman art is realistic and has paintings of art also.

Leonardo da Vinci

This article is about Leonardo de Vinci and what he likes and what he is. One of his hobbies is painting. He was a painter and there was 2 famous painting. His famous painting were Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. People say Leonardo de Vinci was the talented person that ever lived.

Left: this is a picture of Leonardo de Vinci. Middle: this is one of his famous paintings, people wonder why the girl is smiling. Right: this is another of Leonardo's paintings. This is also one of his famous paintings. It is showing him and God eating.

Michelangelo

This video is showing us how Michelangelo impacted the Renaissance because he was studying the human body. And the Renaissance was about life and nature. Plus the video showed how the painting of Adam and God relate to a brain, because what God was laying on looked like a shape of a brain.

Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg

Left: this picture shows the printing press and the design of the machine. Middle: this picture shows that towns people or people are working on printing. Right: this picture shows Johann Gutenberg working on printing.

The impact that Printing Press had on literary is it made writing and printing more easier. It made it more easier because it lets the towns people print paper and write/ print on paper, so they won't get tired or exhausted. Back then they would have to write with ink and if they messed up they would have to start all over again. It also helped people read. In conclusion, the printing press impacted literary because it made writing, reading, and printing more easier.

Renaissance Writing ( William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the idea of humanism because he thought every human is important. In the text it states," the following passsage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important" ( Holt 317). This shows that William Shakespeare's writing reflected on humanism because humanism is about how humans are worth something and have the potential. William Shakespeare's writing attracts wide audiences because he uses a language that everyone can understand, instead of Latin. " ever since, people enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's launguge and understanding of humanity"( Holt 317). This shows that William Shakespeare's writing attracts wide audiences because people enjoyed the language that William uses. In conclusion, William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas on humanism because he thought every single human is important and is worth something.

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" ~William Shakespeare

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