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The Birth of Renaissance Writers And Artist

Updated on August 16, 2014


The Renaissance era sparked the birth of renowned writers and artist. The renaissance is a cultural movement that spanned the period of the 14th to 17th century.

This article showcases the great writers and Artist that emerged from The Renaissance era.

People Of The Renaissance

People who lived in the Renaissance era were considered to be extremely religious. This era sparked an awareness for human interest of all aspects.

The Renaissance Era began in the city of Florence, located in Northern Italy.

Location of Florence In Italy

Location of Florence In Italy
Location of Florence In Italy | Source

Portrait of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) Italian Poet & Humanist

Portrait of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), Italian poet and humanist
Portrait of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), Italian poet and humanist | Source

A Different Type Of Writer

Around the 1300's humanists began to explore the Italian countryside in search of artifacts form ancient Greece and Rome. They came across manuscripts, coins and statues.

Scholars who lived in Baghdad developed a love for trading insightful information with Europe, Asia and Africa, which involved Indian scientific information.

In the 1200's writers began to create their own languages directed towards the readers who lived in their country. Petrarch was an Italian poet who lived during 1304 to 1374, Petrach's love for reading created the desire to further his talent. Petrarch's poetry was translated in different writings, making him a successful poet in Europe.

Petrarch poetry wrote poetry about respect and how to wholeheartedly love God. Petrarch's genuine love for writing about inspirational topics led him to write beautiful poems that are still cherished to date.

Christine de Pisan A Female Renaissance Writer With A Unique Outlook

Christine de Pizan lecturing men
Christine de Pizan lecturing men | Source

Christine De Piasan Born in Venice 1364

Another Renaissance legend was Christine de Pisan, born in 1364, Christine spent most of her time in France. Most female Renaissance writers wrote on subjects that took place in their lives such as family, friendships, and relationships. However Christine de Pisan wrote on topics such as historic views, and political subjects, which was a different outlook that appealed to most men.

Niccolo Machiavelli Wrote Books On Govenment

Portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito
Portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito | Source

Niccolo Machiavelli Insight On Writing

Niccolo Machiavelli insight on writing was from a leadership point of view. He was a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. Niccolo Machiavelli's informative books and witty insight which surfaced around government, made him a well respected Renaissance Writer in his day, providing resources on how rulers should run their governments proficiently. There is no doubt that if Niccolo Machiavelli lived today he would have most likely landed a job with CNN News .

William Shakespeare 1564 to 1616

William Shakespeare oil painting
William Shakespeare oil painting | Source

A Popular Writer To Date

William Shakespeare is a Northern Renaissance actor, poet and playwright. Shakespeare's writing was inspired by a thought provoking understanding in which his plays and poems are researched and acted out around the world.

Shakespeare's World

Lorenzo Medici A Supported Artist

Portrait by Agnolo Bronzino
Portrait by Agnolo Bronzino | Source

Florence Was One Of The Richest Cities In Europe

Traders from Florence took spices and silks to Europe that they collected from Asia and Africa. Florence had the resource to make high quality woolen cloth which was a good resource for hats and dresses.

in the 1400's Florence was considered one of the richest cities in Europe in the 1400's. Home to one of the wealthiest families in Florence. The Medici family inherited their money through banking and trade. Lorenzo Medici had a powerful reign in 1469, as a statesman.Medici supported scholars and artists who came to Florence.

Leonardo Da Vinci 1452 to 1519

Portrait of Leonardo
Portrait of Leonardo | Source

Renaissance Painters

Italy and the Netherlands studied ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, in which they developed a technique called perspective. This certain style creates three dimensions on a flat surface of a painting. Perspective inspired paintings take on a realistic portrayal.

One of the most renowned artists of this era was Leonardo da Vinci, who lived from 1452 to 1519, Leonardo's talent granted him an invite from Medici, who set up a studio for Da Vinci in his garden.

Da Vinci was inspired by the people of Florence in which it was said that he would follow people then head back to his studio to pain from memory. Not only did Da Vinci study the world around him but he also researched engineering, and music.

One Of Leonardo Da Vinci's Famous Paintings 'Mona Lisa'

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Mona Lisa http://,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouched.jpg | Source

Leonardo art took on the formation of sketched ideas, which illustrated the human muscles Such As The Vitruvian Man

Leonardo art took on the formation of sketched ideas, which illustrated the human muscles.
Leonardo art took on the formation of sketched ideas, which illustrated the human muscles. | Source

Michelangelo 1475 to 1564

Portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti | Source

Michelangelo Was An Inspiring Artist

Michelangelo's classic ideas were displayed through his paintings, and Sculptures. His Sculpture of David has inspired other artist around the world who have made replicas of the famous piece.

Michelangelo's famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome displays scenes from the Bible.

Michelangelo's David (original statue)

Michelangelo's David (original statue)
Michelangelo's David (original statue)

Michelangelo's Famous Painting On The Ceiling Of The Sistine Chapel in Rome

Plafond de la Chapelle Sixtine. Vatican.
Plafond de la Chapelle Sixtine. Vatican. | Source

The Renaissance Era Inspires The World

The influence of the Renaissance Era moved into northern Europe. People from France, England, Germany, and the Netherlands, flocked to Italy to study their trade, once their training was completed, they took the ideas back to their countries.

The Renaissance techniques are practiced all around the world, bringing forth new artist and writers who have the desire to study traditional writing and and art.

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