1.Though there were some popes during The Renaissance suited their position, many started having a decline in their morals. Many let political power go to their head. Some engaged in nepotism, broke celibacy, and neglected church reform.
Humanist popes such as Nicholas V and Leo X were so focused on collecting arts and cultivating scholarships that they practically neglected their duty as a pope. Many practiced nepotism, whenever you appoint family members that are unworthy of the position. Innocent VIII and Alexander VI both had affairs and children during their reigns. Martin V, Pius, Paul II, Sixtus IV, and Julius II had some more morals but still had the tendency to be war oriented.
2. Probably the Renaissance artist that you’re most familiar with would be Leonardo DaVinci. He was an architect, sculptor, and painter. We can see his beautiful works such as, The Last Supper, The Virgin of the Rocks, and most notably The Mona Lisa.
Raphael was portrait painter. He is most well known for having painted fifty portraits of Madonna and The Entombment of Christ.
Michelangelo was a great sculptor who carved the 17 foot tall sculptor of David and The Pieta. But what he is probably best known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.