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Artistic Movements PowerPoint – The Renaissance

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PowerPoint, PDF | 48 pages | Grades: 5 - 6

A 48-slide editable PowerPoint template exploring the famous artists and signature artistic techniques of the Renaissance.

Society in fifteenth-century Italy had reached political stability, and sophistication bloomed. It was time for art to focus on ordinary people and to celebrate individuality. A cultural explosion in Florence brought forth a brand-new art movement known as the Renaissance. For the next 150 years, Renaissance artists were society’s rock stars!

Use this teaching presentation to introduce your students to the artistic movement known as the Renaissance. The presentation explains key techniques used by Renaissance artists, such as proportion, foreshortening, sfumato, and chiaroscuro. It also explores the works of some of the period’s most famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

Images of Renaissance artworks are included in the presentation.


  • Art 5.3(A)

    Compare the purpose and effectiveness of artworks from various times and places, evaluating the artist's use of media and techniques, expression of emotions, or use of symbols;

  • Art 5.3(B)

    Compare the purpose and effectiveness of artworks created by historic and contemporary men and women, making connections to various cultures;

  • Art 5.4(A)

    Evaluate the elements of art, principles of design, general intent, media and techniques, or expressive qualities in artworks of self, peers, or historical and contemporary artists;

  • Art 5.4(B)

    Use methods such as written or oral response or artist statements to identify themes found in collections of artworks created by self, peers, and major historical or contemporary artists in real or virtual portfolios, galleries, or ...

  • Art 6.3(B)

    Identify examples of art that convey universal themes such as beliefs, cultural narrative, life cycles, the passage of time, identity, conflict, and cooperation;

  • Art 6.3(C)

    Explain the relationships that exist between societies and their art and architecture; and

  • Art 6.4(A)

    Create written or oral responses to artwork using appropriate art vocabulary;

  • Art 6.4(B)

    Analyze original artworks using a method of critique such as describing the artwork, analyzing the way it is organized, interpreting the artist's intention, and evaluating the success of the artwork;

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