After learning about the Italian Renaissance in this week’s lecture (Chapter 11 lecture), answer the following question. Follow the directions carefully in order to receive full credit.
Chapter 11 Lecture Question:
In this week’s lecture, you learned about the Italian Renaissance- how it began, how it spread, and what it produced. Considering this, which group of people do you think played the most important role in the establishment and spread of the Renaissance- patrons or artists/scholars?
Directions for Answering the Question:
Using information from the lecture,
Briefly explain what the Italian Renaissance was:
When did it happen? (I’m looking for dates or centuries)
Briefly define this event (make sure you note what artists and scholars were trying to imitate!)
Explain who patrons were and how they helped to spread the Renaissance
make sure to discuss the role of competition!
In your explanation, provide at least 1 specific example of a patron from the time period (offer a specific name, not a group of people)
Discuss the new techniques and ideas that artists and scholars developed
Describe (don’t just identify) one example of a new artistic technique from the time period and an artist who used it
Describe (don’t just identify) one example of a new scholarly idea from the time period and a scholar who used it
State whether you believe patrons or artists/scholars played the most important role in the establishment and spread of the Renaissance
Fully explain your choice by using specific information and examples from the lecture (you may refer back to some of the examples and information you already presented in order to justify your answer).