Table of Contents

From the book: Renaissance Biographies

Renaissance Biographies

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Seventh Grade Child 2

Introduction to the Renaissance 4

The Crusades 4

Italy and Florence 5

The Medici Family 7

Humanismthe central Idea of the Renaissance 8

Leonardo da Vinci 13

Lesson 4: Visual Perception 16

Lesson 5: The Mona Lisa 18

Lesson 6: The Last Years 21

A Brief Primer on Teaching Portraiture 26

Michelangelo 28

Lesson 8: The Pieta 30

Michelangelo and Leonardos Rivalry 33

Lesson 9: The David and the Sistine Chapel 34

Lesson 10: The Last Judgment 39

Anecdotes and Poems 42

Raphael 44

The Raphael Rooms in the Vatican 47

Lesson 12: Transfiguration 49

A Brief History of Money 53

Paracelsus 57

Paracelsus Beliefs and Philosophy 60

Quotes from the Writings of Paracelsus 63

Bibliography 65