The Renaissance By: Kevin gomez

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road help spark the renaissance. Trade between Europe and Asia grew because Marco Polo’s Travels. Marco Polo traveled to Asia to learn new ideas to bring back to Europe. He worked with the Mogols to control Asia. Also he traveled all over Asia to learn new ideas. Marco took back idea to Europe but no one believed him.

Italian Trade Cities

Medici Family

The 1st picture is the Medici Family. The second picture on the bottom : was the banking of the Medici Family. The 3rd picture was about the architecture. Medici were able to build because of trade and banking.

Rediscovering the Pastors

Some ways the Greeks and Romans classical idea help show the development of the Renaissance is art. They used different kinds of art like Classical Art, Medival art, and Renaissance art. The Classical art was lifelike but often idealized. The medieval art was about religion and show Jesus, Saints, and people from the Bible.

The Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape up the Renaissance was art and the architecture.

The Greeks made statues also the Renaissance Made one very famous and very talented for designing sculptures was Michelangelo.

Something that Romans made was a dome roof also they Renaissance used for Bunelleschi Dome

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonard da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. He was a painter and inventor. He painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He had a note book that had a lot of secret inventions. He was born in Anchiano Tuscany which is now Italy. Some inventions that were in his book were based on physiology and flying.


This video was about the early life and the later life of Michelangelo and then he really got a thing for sculpturing. Als o his second parents were stone sculptures they didn't want him to paint so he left painting for making sculptures.

Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)

The 1st picture was the movable printing press it was faster than writing a book with a pen. The 2nd picture is the printing press that you could put a paper and push down on and has letters and puts the words on the paper. The 3rd picture was a book that used the printing press.

The impact of the printing press was its faster than writing a book with a pen. The printing press would only take a while and writing with a pen it would take 1 year to write a book.

Renascence Writing (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare writing were on humanism. On page 317 it states " Peopele enjoyed his writing so much they started to enjoy the beauty if his language and his understanding of humanity." Also he had made 30 other poems and plays from comedies, tragedies, to histories. When he went to London the theater was packed with people because they wanted to see the play. Shakespeare was influenced by humanism to reveal the value of people The Renaissance had. Shakespeare was one of the greatest poet.

The 1st was a very famous poem-play William Shakespeare's wrote. The second picture was a tragedie the Shakespeare wrote.

"Those who married young, often unhappy" William Shakespeare

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