1. A man named Machiavelli wrote a book called The Prince the book is a guide fro proper political behavior. This book shows how different he thought then the traditional religious views. he believed that the state and state law were higher than anything else. They had complete power. He says the pope has absolutely no power to make any political decisions. He states ” a prince must always be willing to act immorally when it becomes necessary.” Machiavelli mentioned that a prince has the right to be ruthless, inhumane, and unjust whenever he sees fit. But don’t worry, he says it should only be done when necessary. Who says when it’s necessary? the prince. He also stated a prince should be feared, not loved by the people, but not hated, we don’t want a rebellion.
2. Renaissance art is quite different than the Medieval art. During the Renaissance art had more emphasis on individualism, realism and perspective. Also more color was used in art during the Renaissance.
Mosaccio didn’t live very long but during his short life he created some beautiful paintings. The Holy Trinity Fresco is a painting of Christ on the cross.
Botticelli is an other well known Renaissance painter. Probably his best known painting is The Birth of Venus.
Brunelleschi was a sculptor and architect. He came up with a way to build domes. You can see his work if you go to Duomo Cathedral in Florence.