Renaissance

Events

Italian Renaissance

1450 - 1550

High Renaissance

1490 - 1520

High points

Rulers

Artists

Giotto - "First Renaissance Painter"

1267 - 1337

Madonna in Maestà
Expulsion of the Money Changers from the Temple
The Mourning of St. Francis

Brunelleschi

1377 - 1446

Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore

Ghiberti

1378 - 1455

Florence Baptistery

Donatello

1386 - 1466

bronze David

Masaccio - "The Father of Modern Art"

1401 - 1428

Expulsion
Holy Trinity

Alberti

1404 - 1472

Tempio Malatestiano
Palazzo Rucellai
Santa Maria Novella

Bellini

1430 - 1516

Giorgione and Titian
Alterpieces
Madonna

Botticelli

1444 - 1510

Birth of Venus

da Vinci

1452 - 1519

Mona Lisa
Last Supper
Virgin of the Rocks (Madonna)

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564

Pieta
Moses
David
Sistine Chapel
Dome of St. Peters

Raphael

1483 - 1520

The School of Athens
Madonna with Child

Writers

Dante

1265 - 1321

Divine Comedy

Petrarch - "Father of Humanism"

1304 - 1374

Poems to Laura

Boccaccio

1313 - 1375

Decameron - 10 stories by 10 people about life in Italy

Bruni

1370 - 1444

First modern history - account of development of Florence

Mirandola

1463 - 1494

Oration on the Dignity of Man

Erasmus

1466 - 1536

The Praise of Folly
Handbook of a Christian Knight

Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

The Prince (1513) - dictates how a ruler should act and rule his country

Laura Cereta

1469 - 1499

Epistolae familiars (Familiar Letters - 1488)

Thomas More

1478 - 1535

Utopia

Castiglione

1478 - 1529

The Book of the Courtier - manual for manners of modern gentleman

Rabelais

1494 - 1553

Gargantua
Pantagruel

Cervantes

1547 - 1616

Don Quixote