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Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: The Renaissance

March 7, 2013 by  
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In our Leonardo da Vinci biography for kids, we will discuss the Renaissance. Renaissance means “rebirth” and  the term was used to define this period because during this time people in Europe, but especially in Italy, rediscovered the painting, sculpture and architecture of Greece and Rome. Florence was the center of this cultural and artistic revolution.

Before the Renaissance, Europe, lived a dark period, known as The Middle Ages. Wars and diseases devastated the region for a long time.

The artistic expressions were restricted only to religious art and they were preserved in monasteries and churches.

Around the middle of the fifteenth century, people in Florence started looking back, not only to the old cultures, but also to Giotto’s paintings.

Giotto, who also lived and worked in Florence, left his incredible frescos in churches and monasteries. With his art, he intended to capture in paint the volume and power of sculpture, so he looked for the same strength in his painted figures. He also wanted to paint the backgrounds as real as natural landscapes.

During the Renaissance, people were interested in science, music and art, and devoted time and effort to read and transcribe Greek and Roman literature. The printing press was recently invented and books, other than the bible where available to the avid readers.

During the sixteenth century, not only the church, but also kings and nobles attracted and patronized the arts. Artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, created artworks never seen before.

This article is part of my series about Leonardo da Vinci where you will find information about his life, facts and anecdotes of his science and artistic activities and his inventions.

These fully illustrated series are especially design for kids, to give them a complete understanding about his work. Please check our archive in the link below to have access to all the articles related to Leonardo da Vinci.

 Welcome to leonardo da Vinci wonderful life, please remember to leave your comments and questions below.

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

 Leonardo da Vinci, biography for kids, Renaissance

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