The Renaissance Website By~Ailyn
Marco Polo & the Silk Road
1.) The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance because trades started to increase. People also started learning about more cultures. At the begging when Marco Polo started writing about his travels around the world, people didn't believe. But soon people started getting curious about the places he went to. People started learning more and more about places they have never been to.
Italian Trade Cities~Florence
-Medici did artwork on buildings to make them look beautiful.
-Medici paid architectures to redesign the buildings in Florence.
-Bankers in Florence kept money for merchants from all over the Europe. The bankers made money by charging interest.
-For education, Medici created libraries and collected books for his bankers.
Greek and Roman Building
City leaders hired architects an artist to create beautiful buildings.
Statues and Scholars
Scholars seeking to escape the Turks fled to Italy. In their luggage these scholars carried rare, precious works of literature.
Renaissance art was very different from medieval art. Renaissance artists use new to techniques to make their paintings more realistic.
Leonardo da Vinci
~This article talks about Leonardo's da Vinci's past, for example his parents and there lifestyle.
~Another thing it talks about is his early careers before he bacame a famouse artist.
~It also talks about some of Vinci's famous art, for instance the Mona Lisa.
~The last thing it talks about is early life and training.
This video talks about Michelangelo's greatest art pieces throughout his life. Michelangelo even accomplished painting a six thousand square foot ceiling, painting it took about four years to accomplish.
Paper and Printing (J.G)
The first printed book was a Bible printed in the Latin language in about 1455. Soon, some thinkers began to call for the Bible to be translated into common languages.
Renaissance Writing (W.S)
William Shakespeare's writing attracted many people world wide because he wrote more than 30 comedies, tragedies, and histories. People enjoy the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity. Shakespeare was such an important writer that he even influenced the English language. Eventhough Shakespeare was the greatest English writer, he was most famous for his great plays.