Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Leonardo da Vinci(Italian Renaissance)

       Another Italian Renaissance artist is Leonardo da Vinci. He created the very very very famous Mona Lisa art that is every single piece of money on the planet. It has lived 'till this day being remembered and being the biggest accomplishment of da Vinci. It is viewed by tons of people to this day when it was made in Louvre. And his second greatest piece of art The Last Supper made in Milan. 
        He was a very important artist because he was the first  sculptor, and he also first used a type of artist painting style, the tempera, and first drew out his paintings to make it perfect for his paintings Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. My opinion on Leonardo da Vinci's art is perfection, surprising, and beautiful and last but not least wonderful. Because his famous paintings shows his passion for art and just by showing passion for something you love is already the best. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Medici Family

The Medici didn't start out as the most powerful family in Italy. In Italy, other families were just as rich, and just ambitious. But no one knew more about getting ahead than the Medici. For the Medici, the magic words in Renaissance Italy was the key to fame, fortune and survival. The Medici exploited a network "friends of friends" hangers who would do anything to stay close to family. They were the Godfathers of the Renaissance. The Medici created a lucrative partnership with another medieval power, the Catholic Church. In what had to be one of the most ingenious enterprises of all the time, the Medici bank collected 10% of your earnings for the Church. If you couldn't pay, you faced excommunication a one way ticket to hell. The Medici family became the most profitable businesses in Europe. The Pope himself had a massive overdraft. Papal connections gave the Medici bank immense power. The Medici business remained in the black while their competitors. In many societies there is nothing more humiliating than to receive a brutta figura is a loos in society.The fear of public humiliation informs every choice, every argument, every decision int he 15th Century in Italy.My opinion is that they did have a positive impact on the society because they were religious and Catholic and was sharing the money with others.