CHAPTER ONE. THE ORIGINS OF RENAISSANCE
a. Changes in late 13 and 14 century art
a.i. Mix of Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and trans-Alpine art
a.ii. Major population shift: agricultural but safe (walled cities)
b. Art became a way of disting
Art History Chapter 3 Study Guide
Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Basilica of San Francesco
o His legacy highlighted difference between the:
Spiritualists maintain the vow of absolute poverty
Conventualists recognized need for permanent established
Chapter 4: Florence
History of Florence
Political discourse and the visual arts influenced by Roman history and especially its republican origins.
City built in a board valley on the river Arno.
River provides drinking water, fish, a means for powering
CHAPTER 5- SIENNA: CITY OF THE VIRGIN
1. History of Siena:
a. rooted in mythologythe city founded by Senius and Aschuis, the sons of Remus
who founded Rome
a.i. Siennas legendary crest the Balzana was supposedly divided to that one
field was white and the
Chapter 10 Florence: Commune and Guild
Intro: Florence survived
a. Milaneses threats were thwarted by Florence diplomacy and politics. Florentine
artists and patrons sought new visual language to convey their hard won republican
1433 factionalism. Medicis, leaders of popolano (populist) faction exiled.
1434 Cosimo re-entered Florence. Exciled Palla Strozzi, Felice Brancacci
Frescoes in Medici Chapel in Medici Palace by Benozzo Gozzoli. For Piero de medici.
Adoration of the Child
15 - SFORZA MILAN: DUCAL SPLENDOR
2nd half of 5th century- Milan was most powerful
1450- Francesco Sforza as ruler of Milan. Condottiere.
Bianca Maria Duke Filippo Viscontis bastard daughter.
1447- Filippo died. Milanese set up own govt: Ambro
16 FLORENCE: THE RENEWED REPUBLIC
Nov 1494- Piero de Medici (the Unfortunate) forced to leave
Savonarola Dominican preacher. Theocracy. Meeting room of Great Council= Hall of
1498- Savonarola executed.
THE REPUBLIC AS PATRON
Want to reinvent visual