The Renaissance By:Miguel Sampedro

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance.It help spark the Renaissance by the empire decided to put soldiers back on the Silk Road so travels and traders came back.Trading grew again because the Silk Road. Then one day a guy name Marco Polo and his dad ,uncle came with me to When he got there he met Mongol emperor Kublai khan.He also made Marco Polo a government official.He also a messenger for the emperor.While is was there he learn some new things that he didn't see in Europe.He saw a black rock that they use for fire.He learned that it was called coal.When he decided that he was going home he left his dad and uncle at china and he was going back to Europe.When he was going home he went on the Silk Road.When he got there he and someone else wrote a book about Marco Polo trip.When the people read it they didn't believe.Then they trade with them a got things they didn't have.And demanded they keep trading with them.(Holt 299 & 301. The evidence was that Marco Polo wanted to see different places.He only went to china because they invented him.Then he got a job there as a government official and a messager.It also said that he went to china and that he went on the Silk Road when he came home.

Italian Trade cities(Florence)

Medici Family

The top light shows the Medici family banking.The bottom left shows Medici family do education.The top right shows Medici family architecture.The bottom right shows the Medici family artwork.

Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)

Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissanc.The ideas of the Greeks and Romans provided the people with answers that the church couldn't. ... Humanism became a central motif for painters and sculptors, it led to the "rebirth" of the classical ideas.The origins of Renaissance art can be traced to Italy in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. During this so-called “proto-Renaissance” period (1280-1400), Italian scholars and artists saw themselves as reawakening to the ideals and achievements of classical Roman culture. Writers such as Petrarch (1304-1374) and Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) looked back to ancient Greece and Rome and sought to revive the languages, values and intellectual traditions of those cultures after the long period of stagnation that had followed the fall of the Roman Empire in the sixth century.The other major artist working during this period was the painter Masaccio (1401-1428), known for his frescoes of the Trinity in the Church of Santa Maria Novella (c. 1426) and in the Brancacci Chapel of the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine (c. 1427), both in Florence. Masaccio painted for less than six years but was highly influential in the early Renaissance for the intellectual nature of his work, as well as its degree of naturalism.

This is Roman art.

Greek art in their picture.

This is Roman art.

Leonardo de Vinci

Leonardo di Vinci was born on April 15, 1452.He was a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer.When he was smaller he was practicing painting and writing.He became the greatest artist and more.

This the art that Leonardo di Vinci made.

He made this lady smile in this picture.

He painted this painting backwards because he left handed.


This is talking about his life and how he became famous art.

Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)

This is the mechian they used.

Johann Gutenberg looking at the paper to see if it's right.

There's are the block they used.

The significance of Johannes Gutenberg's (Circa 1398 – 1468) contributions to printing and their impact on greatly expanding opportunities for literacy and learning, particularly among lay people, cannot be overstated. In fact, some assert that no invention in the history of man has had a greater influence on society than the introduction of printing in the 15th century.

Renaissance writing William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare writing reflected the idea of humanism.In the text it say "that ever since,people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity.The following past sage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human is important"(Holt 317).Humanists believed in the worth and potential of all individuals.Humanists took a fresh interest in human society and the natural world. This thinking contributed to the burst of creativity during the Renaissance. People began studying other subjects besides religion.The evidence was that people started studying other things in life.Williams Shakespeare's writings reflected the idea of humanism because he wrote in different languages.Shakespeares writing attract such a wide audience because he wrote good plays or poems .He has some popular plays that he made.In the book it states that William Shakespeare's have popular playwrights(Holt 317).He had great plays so poor and rich people can come and watch.

This is one of this famous art.

This is his second famous art.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

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