Marco Polo and the Silk Road
RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. Trade increased between Europe and Asia after people grew curious about Marco Polo's travels. "People began to demand goods from Asia" (Holt 300). Since people demanded more goods from Asia, Italian and other European merchants became more involved in trade. The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance because trade and contact increased between different people from different lands.
Italian Trade Cities - Florence
A Greek statue showcasing all of the characteristics of classic art: realistic, showing movement, and showcasing the human form.
A piece of Roman art.
Greek vase also demonstrating the focus on the human form.
An artists depiction of Plato, one of the most famous classical writers.
Plato and Aristotle.
A Roman statue of Augustus Cesar showcasing the amount of detail put in to realistic sculptures.
A statue of Thucydides, a famous classical writer.
This article deals with Da Vinci's focus on anatomy and the human body. Da Vinci was devoted to learning about how the human body worked and how the body looked inside. He sketched out organs, bones, muscles, ligaments, and veins. Through his research he learned about how different organs worked, such as the heart. He also applied what he learned to his artwork, making it even more realistic.