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					 Humanism and Renaissance Thinking

Renaissance vs. Modern
• Your goal is to recognize the ideas of Humanism and
  Renaissance Thinking in Renaissance artwork as well as
  Modern artwork.

• For each slide, based on what you now know about the
  Renaissance and Humanism, list AT LEAST three similarities
  between the Renaissance artwork and the Modern artwork.
  We will discuss each.
                     1. Architecture
Florence Cathedral Duomo     Empire State Building
Brunelleschi                 William F. Lamb
                   2. Painting
                             British Street Graffiti
                             Banksy
School of Athens
Raphael
                           3. Painting
The Ambassadors
Hans Holbein the Younger
                                 Astronauts
                                 Norman Rockwell
               4. Sculpture
David                   The Freedman
Michelangelo            John Quincy Adams Ward
               5. Italian Renaissance vs. Northern Renaissance
                 What is the difference between these two styles?
                  Which is secular and which has sacred themes?
                 What might this thematic difference resulted from?
Italian Renaissance
                                       Northern Renaissance
6. How might this comparison be considered
               Humanistic?
                     1. Architecture
Florence Cathedral Duomo     Empire State Building
Brunelleschi                 William F. Lamb
• Man manipulating
  environment
• Grand Scale for the time
  period created
   – Reaching Heaven
   – Display of ingenuity
• Manipulation of materials
   – Zigzag bricks/dual layer dome
   – Skeletal supports
• Construction Method
   – Latest technology
   – Bricks (man made)
   – Steel (man made)
                   2. Painting
                             British Street Graffiti
                             Banksy
School of Athens
Raphael
Renaissance and Humanist
Connections
• Manipulating Environment
• Mathematics – Scale and
  Proportion
• Perspective 3D
• Philosophy
• Education
• On a wall
                           3. Painting
The Ambassadors
Hans Holbein the Younger
                                 Astronauts
                                 Norman Rockwell
Renaissance and Humanist
Connections

• Concept of Renaissance
  Men
• Technology
• Tools for Exploration
• Importance of Education
• Humans as the center of all
  things and/or achievement
• Human’s relationship to
  limited time
               4. Sculpture
David                    The Freedman
Michelangelo             John Quincy Adams Ward
Renaissance and Humanist
Connections

• Ideal Beauty
• Overcoming odds and
  human ability
• Freedom/Democratic ideas
• Importance of Individuality