S: The Renaissance Blaine Jensen
BC: The renaissance, about the greatest rebirth in anything, ever. Filled with outstanding artworks and brilliant artists, this book will allow you to experience the paintings and fill you with knowledge. "Art is never finished, only abandoned" - Leonardo da Vinci
FC: The Renaissance Blaine Jensen
1: The Renaissance, the greatest rebirth in anything; filled with breathtaking paintings, sculptures, and architectural designs. There are many styles of paintings back then, like Linear Perspective, Gothic, Depth, and a few others. There are may great artists during this period, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Michelangelo, Rafael, and many more. These paintings and styles are about the greatest of all time, things looked solid on a 2D surface it was so fascinating. Things looked absolutely real, even if it was imaginary of mythical.
2: The Renaissance started in Italy in the 1400s and ended in the 1600s, the Renaissance spread throughout Europe; in countries like France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and many other European Counties. The Renaissance took place in three stages: the Early Renaissance (1400-1475 A.D.), the High Renaissance (1475-1525 A.D.), and the Late Renaissance (1525-1600 A.D.). The Renaissance, inspired by the Greeks and Romans, began by European Scholars studying the world around them in subjects like anatomy.
3: Men in the Renaissance began studying the world around them, thus creating the renaissance. They carefully painted magnificent paintings and sculpted life-like sculptures from the stories they've read and the legends they've been told. These men are men such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rafael, and much more. There are also men who inspired the Renaissance like the extremely famous Giotto.
6: Art Styles and Paintings Linear Perspective | Linear Perspective is an art style that adds depth. It makes things really look like you can walk right into it. It was commonly used then, and it is commonly used today. Almost all paintings from the Renaissance, if not all of them, have depth. Depth does not require much skill to make paintings with.
7: Gothic Art | The Gothic art style, created in Italy, hastily spread through all of Europe. This art style became dominate and stayed dominate for over 200 years. Writers criticized it as improper and named it Gothic art after the Gothic tribes that obliterated the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century. Christianity was entering a predominate era, encouraging Gothic art styles. Gothic art became popular in France, England, Germany, Austria, and Bohemia.
12: Famous Paintings and Artworks | The Mona Lisa | Leonardo da Vinci created this magnificent and ever-famous. This is a very interesting painting, if you look at it, her eyes seem to follow you around the room. But also, there is many legends to as why the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. Many say it's because he put paint on that was too heavy and they fell off, or it was the fashion of women back then. Also, recently discovered, the Mona Lisa has about 30 layers of paint, each being as small as 40 micrometers each (as small as half of the width of a human hair).
13: The Sistine Chapel | The Sistine Chapel, Created by Michelangelo, is one of the best accomplishments during the entire Renaissance. By the way, most of the time he was painting it he was standing on a scaffold looking up; not laying on his back. The Sistine Chapel took four years to paint and consists of about 300 figures. Some have criticized saying that a crowd of 300 belongs in a wine shop instead of a Chapel.
16: Last Supper | Leonardo da Vinci, yet again, painted a very famous painting. This painting is of Jesus and his Disciples having a final meal before Jesus is crucified on the cross. This is an extremely important painting for those in religions related to Christianity, Baptist, and Catholicism. Leonardo created many more outstanding paintings than this example.
17: Famous Artists Leonardo da Vinci | Leonardo da Vinci was known as a "Renaissance Man". Not only was he one of the smartest people during the Renaissance, but in the whole world. He studied things from Biology, Astronomy, and Anatomy. Leonardo da Vinci literally means Leonardo of Vinci, where he was recored as born. He was actually born in Anchiono, Florence. He also, at one point, had 17 half-brothers and sisters. As he grew up, he always had a notebook with him, it was used to take notes or sketch interesting things he saw. Even as a pupil, he had legendary talent. Naturally born as a left-hander, his master forced him to use his right hand; left-handedness was considered the Devil's work during the Renaissance. His master also forced him to be a vegetarian.
18: Leonardo da Vinci (continued) | He left his master and wanted to challenge himself, so he did works for the Duke. The Duke not only made him paint and sculpt, but made him design weapons and machines of war. Many of todays machines where inspired by his designs, like the modern day tank. Leonardo never hurried to finish his work, he wanted everything to be done carefully and precisely. He followed that way for the rest of his life. He died on May 2nd, 1519. Legend is is that King Francies was on he bead side, holding him in his arms when he had died.
19: Michelangelo Buonarroti | Michaelangelo, also considered a "Renaissance Man", was a painter, a sculptor, an architect, and skilled in many other fields. Michelangelo was born on March 6th,1275, near Arezzo. Michelangelo had lost his mother in his youth. Most kids then thought it was a privilege to go to school, but because he was so interested in his artwork. Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, a great achievement for any man. But a man of the name Masaccio painted the Brancacci Chapel, another accomplishment, just lesser known. Michelangelo went blind after and died on February 18th, 1564. He was 88 years old when he died.
20: Giotto di Bondone | Giotto di Bondone was born in 1267 in Vespignano, Italy. He died on January 8th, 1337. He was a Pre-Renaissance man, but he inspired much of the Renaissance art. Most of his life he was a peasant, but he was considered one of the greatest early Italian painters. He can be considered the founder of the main tradition of Western European painting.
21: Conclusion | Throughout the Renaissance, people advanced in artistic talent and created magnificent artworks. Our world would not be as it is today if there was no Renaissance. We would not be so advanced in Science, Mathematics, Etc. if it was not for the Renaissance. The Renaissance has been an extremely positive thing to our world.