Italian Ninja Painters?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

(wait…I mean)
Italian Renaissance Ninja Painters

Italian Renaissance Ninja Painters

Italian Renaissance Ninja Painters

Heroes with a paint brush
Painter power!

Ok so they are not Ninjas! Well not that I know of anyways! But they were Italian, they were painters and they were around during the Renaissance! Heck…they practically created the Renaissance!!

The Renaissance was a time of revival as you may already know. But it wasn’t just looking to the past…it was also a time of exploring what COULD BE DONE!

The 4 biggest names you will encounter during the Italian Renaissance are probably Leonardo Da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo. These 4 men are respon……wait a minute!…(scanning brain)…..Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo…

shocked funny

Sorry got sidetracked!
Anyways this is not a post on each individual painter, please check other blogs for that! This is however a chance for you to come to grips with these names!

Humanism

Humanism inspired these artists and many alike. Humanism was an important part of the Renaissance. It was the study of the writings of ancient Greece and Rome. Humanists believed that these writings gave a greater understanding to human nature and would therefore make the world a better place if they studied Humanism. The first of the Humanists was a man named Petrarch from Florence. He was a very important writer and poet and is responsible for shaping the Italian language and making it popular!

petrarch

Like Petrarch, many of the painters during the Renaissance explored humanism. Not only did humanism talk about human nature, but it also encouraged the physical study of the human body! Something which you will begin to see clearly when comparing Renaissance art to Medieval!

For more information on Petrarch, why not have a looksy here: http://www.biography.com/people/petrarch-9438891

For more information on the Renaissance and other blogs, keep it here!

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