o The republic of Venice, it was formally known as the most Serene
Republic of Venice.
o Venice only pretends to be serene.
o Its a police state with government spies.
It's a man made Island, no green no earth, densely populated;
o All civil and military power was concentrated in the hands of one
the signor (tyrant).
o The transition from the elective joint government of the commune to
the signory took place amid a bitter and inconclusive struggle
o paternal power.
o Marriage: a political choice, not a love story.
o Age at marriage.
Father is the owner of the family estate.
o Has a duty to father and raise healthy children and expected to be
a good citizen.
Lorenzo de Medici,
o the Magnificento Cosimos grandson, oversaw the government of Florence, wrote
poetry, designed buildings, oversaw international banking empire.
o The act of building expressed well the competitive spirit of the
Italian city-states tha
an approach in study, philosophy, worldview or practice that
focuses on human values and concerns, attaching prime
importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters.
o Renaissance humanism
an activity of cultural and educational r
Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch)
Italian scholar, poet and one of the earliest humanists.
Often called the Father of Humanism.
o His work became the model for lyrical poetry.
o Also known for being the first to develop the concept the dark ages.
o His f
Italian humanist and educator.
o His family was from Piacenza and his father was a lawyer.
In 1431 he entered priesthood
after trying in vain to secure a position as apostolic secretary
he went to Piacenza and obtained a
o a point in a perspective drawing to which parallel lines not parallel
to the image plane appear to converge.
o Can also refer to the point in the distance where two verges of a
road appear to converge.
o New way of representing space
Part 1. Six MC or short answer questions. 30% of exam
Know the following terms.
Be able to place them in time and space and give their historical
significance to this course.
Short answers should be about 3-4 sentences.
Florentine Opera del Duomo
o begun in the gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio
competed structurally in 1436
the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Has shades of green and pink, white marble, roman arches.
City government in charge o