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What does Renaissance mean?
Leader of Florence, used wealth to become great patron of the arts.
People who study grammar, history, poetry, and rhetoric.
Known for Poetry that he wrote to an imaginary 'Laura'
Florentine diplomat and historian, no concern for morality
Wrote most famous book of Renaissance
Name of this most famous book of Renaissance
Renaissance painters used a technique called
Famous man of many talents during Renaissance
A brilliant painter
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Oct 14th, 2009 at 14:12 GMT
I'd say "The Prince" is more famous than Castiglione's book...
Oct 14th, 2009 at 14:13 GMT
And the last question is ridiculously open-ended - especially when the answer you want is someone better known as a sculptor than as a painter.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 00:15 GMT
^ Good points, and could I just suggest that you include Lorenzo il Magnifico or Lorenzo the Magnificent as alternative answers to Lorenzo de Medici, as he was commonly known by both of these names.
Oct 31st, 2009 at 03:12 GMT
In addition to the above, there are two C's in Macchiavelli. And Renaissance painters perhaps more famously used sfumato or chiaroscuro; draughtsmen (who may or may not paint) use perspective. I suggest that you use Brunelleschi as the inventor of perspective in the clue instead. Other (more) famous Renaissance books: Boccaccio's Decameron; Dante's Divine Comedy...
Nov 10th, 2009 at 08:07 GMT
Completely agree with Scyphus. In addition, Petrarch is known as Petrarca in Italian (also in Dutch) so I suggest Petrarca should be an acceptable alternative answer as well.
Mar 29th, 2010 at 21:30 GMT
Cosimo de Medici was, if anything, a greater patron of the arts than Lorenzo. Machiavelli had a deep concern for morality, hence his skill as a satirist. I would add Vasari's Lives of the Artists as a contender for most famous Renaissance book. Don't fresco and oils count as techniques? Last 2 questions are too vague to be any use.
Jul 14th, 2010 at 19:09 GMT
Leonardo should suffice for Leonardo da Vinci. Also, many men of the renaissance fit the description forthat question.
Nov 10th, 2011 at 01:51 GMT
Several errors, 1. By the time Lorenzo de Medici took power in Florence he was drastically short of funds, the family banking empire was in decline and so he did not become nearly the great patron of the arts that his grandfather Cosimo was. Many famous Florentine works "the feast of the Magi" "judith and Holifernes" were commissioned by Cosimo. Lorenzo even instituted the 17 reformers which he used to take pulbic funds to fund his own meanst. Secondly the books of Alberti, Vasari and Machiavelli are just as well known as the one you mention. The famous technique is extremely ambigious as the painters rediscovered serveral techniques of which one was the art of perspective. Lastly there is a common misconception that Machiavelli meant what he wrote in the Prince. Machiavelli had a great concern for morals, the reason why he wrote the Prince was to suck up to Duke Lorenzo of Florence because he had been expelled for being a great republican.
May 19th, 2012 at 19:37 GMT
Cosimo and Lorenzo de Medici were not leaders of Florence - Florence was still a republic and the leader of the republic was the podesta, an office neither of them held. Cosimo's commissions also included Fra Angelico's paintings in San Marco. What did Lorenzo commission? A few forgeries of Classical sculptures from a juvenile Michelangelo not worth preserving. Lorenzo didn't commission a single piece from either Leonardo or Botticelli both of whom were active in Florence at that time. He wrote some dirty lyrics for a carnival procession but that's about it for his art patronage.
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