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The Renaissance began in Italy in the late 14th Century. What factors promoted the development of the Renaissance in Italy at this time?

renaissance italy

The Medici family of Florence were one of the most important patrons of the arts during the time of the Renaissance. What was a patron?

Cosimo de' Medici Jacopo da Pontormo (ca 1518)

Two of the most important developments in painting during the Renaissance helped to make the images more life-like and realistic. What were these two developments?

MonaLisa sfumato s

Leonardo da Vinci was one of the Renaissance's most celebrated artists. Which of the following two works of art were his?

images (3)

The invention of the printing press helped many of the Renaissance writers, such as Shakespeare, to spread their ideas and opinions in their own regional languages. What were these languages known as?


Humanism was one of the central philosophies behind the Renaissance movement. Which of the following statements most accurately defines Humanism?


Michelangelo was a renowned sculptor & artist of the Renaissance period. Which of the following are two of his most famous works of art?

michelangelo creation adam

Copernicus, a Polish astronomer, published a very controversial claim about the Earth's relationship with the rest of the Solar System during the Renaissance. What was his claim?


Galileo Galilei, following on from Copernicus, made a series of observations about the Universe which were deemed to be heresy by the Church. Galileo was forced to retract his claims by the Inquisition. What were his main achievements as an astronomer?

552px Bertini fresco of Galileo Galilei and Doge of Venice

What does 'Reniassance' mean?

raphael schoolathens

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