The Renaissance By : Analice Delgado

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. The Silk Road helped make the roads safer for traders and travelers. Marco Polo and his family traveled to china. Part of their journey was through the Silk Road. They met with the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. He let them stay in his court and made Marco Polo government official. When he got back home people didn't believe his story. Later on people believed him and wanted to hear more they also became very curious of Asia (Holt 299). This helped spark the Renaissance because more people wanted to seek and travel China.

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Italian Trade Cities

Medici Family

The Medici family owned the best bankers in Florence. This picture shows people paying or owing money. This is located on the top right corner of this section.

The Medici family was also very successful in there architecture. They were successful because of all there money. In them Middle Ages the more money the more wealthy you are.

The photo on the top right is I believe a popular photo about people constructing a building while working together. Located on the bottom right.

On the bottom left the man is holding a book about education. I believe this man is showing us all his rules and about there education. Located On the bottom left.

Rediscovering the past (Greek and Roman)

The Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape the development of the Renaissance because of its Art. The classical art helped inspire the Renaissance the most because they both tried to make their creations realistic. "Figures looked life like and three-dimensional, reflecting an increasing knowledge of anatomy" and "Figures were lifelike but often idealized, or more perfect than in real life." These pieces of evidence show how Greek and Roman art were like the Renaissance art.


Roman art was a little more detailed been Greek art. In this picture you are able to see all the man's muscles and his veins. Also the way the body was shaped and structured.

People try to make their art 3-D so I could look more realistic. In this picture it shows a man holding sorts and many pointing at him.

Greek and Roman classical ideas are very similar but different in many ways. I believe Greek art is more detailed then Roman art. Roman art is very detailed as well but not as much as Greek.

Leonardo da Vinci

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One of Leonardo da Vince's intrest was art. Leonard was very passionate and fascinated about his art. Today he is best known for his art; two paintings that are the world’s most famous and admired which is the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Leonardo wrote a lot about his inventions and observations in a secret notebook. Which was later founded. People could have had many technology and new inventions, but it was to much to pay for so nobody really paid attention to him and his inventions. (Holt pg 308 & 309)

Evidence was found :

Leonardo da Vinci


Description of pictures

First image is a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci made by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci is a really good artist.

The second Image is an image of Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci was the first artist to make someone show feelings in their art.

Finally the third picture is an image of one of Leonardo da Vinci's creations of a tank. People found this in one of his secret note books.


Description of video

This video is mostly focused on three things. Michelangelos amazing art. How long and detailed is was. Where he lived when he was younger. Where his parents lived. Also it talked about how he designed building, made sculptures and create art. These are the three things this video mostly focused on.

Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenburg)

The picture on the top left shows how the letters are formed. This help make a better understanding of how they are used. The machine on the right side is the machine used for typing. This is what people used back then to make there writing easier. The picture on the bottom left shows how letters and sentences. This is used for typing.

Impact on literacy

Johann Gutenberg made typing easier for us. What impact this had on literacy is stamps and new inventions. Johann Gutenberg made our future and past better.

Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)

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William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. His writing and plays reflected humanism because they were mainly focused on it. People liked his plays because they believed it reflects the Renaissance idea; each human is important. Ever sense people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and understanding of humanity his plays became very popular. Shakespeare also created most of English words and phrases such as fair play and lonely. One interesting fact is that Shakespeare is probably responsible for more than 2,000 English words ( Holt 317 ). These are some reasons how William Shakespeare's writing reflects the ideas of humanism.

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These two I mages above are two of William Shakespeare's most famous work.

Image below is one of Shakespeare's most famous lines.

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