The Renaissance By: omar solis

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. There was a large increase in trade and people wanted what they really didn't need. With the Plauge gone people were becoming more interested in art and education.

Italian Trade Cities-Florence

The Medici Family

The Medici family were the richest family in Florence. They were bankers and wanted Florence to be the prettiest city. They were the best bankers and were very smart.

Rediscovering the Past

Greek and Roman ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance. The art and literature Roman and Greek inspired Europe by inspiring there art, literature, status, and many other things.

Leonardo Da Vinci

This website is about his art and life story. All of his paintings have a story behind them and this website tells you all about that.


The video tells his life story on how Michelangelo became famous. This also has some of his most famous paintings.

Paper and painting (Johann Gutenberg)

First they would dab the cushion on the small words to cover them with ink. Then they would get the paper and pin it down onto a hard wood platform. Then they would push the paper twice to make two pages then they would have a paper with words.

Printing paper had a huge difference in society because it was waymcheaper and it was printed in many languages so that all people can enjoy. Literacy was very important because all types of people can enjoy reading and could tell stories.

Renaissance writing

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. William's plays always had some sort of meaning behide it and at that time people were respecting each other. (Holt pg. 316-317) I got the information from the text book on paragraph 1. Shakespeare's shows attracted many people because his work was just amazing, he had many types of play from comedies to tradagizes. So basically Shakespeare's work was so amazing that it would never be forgotten and will always be loved by many people.

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."- William Shakespeare

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