The Medicis were a banking family in Florence who funded creators
from a wide range of disciplines. Thanks to this family and a
few others like it, sculptors, scientists, poets, philosophers, financiers,
painters, and architects converged upon the city of Florence. There
they found each other, learned from one another, and broke down
barriers between disciplines and cultures. Together they forged a new
world based on new ideas—what became known as the Renaissance.
As a result, the city became the epicenter of a creative explosion, one
of the most innovative eras in history. The Medici were famous for their patronage of art throughout the Renaissance, and are said to be the reason why Florence became such a centre of the Renaissance in Italy. Patronage is a term to describe a rich person or a rich family that gives supports and making life easier for artists. For example, they economically help to artists for their major works of art. The Medici patronage had brought enormous effects on the Renaissance, allowing artist to give their attentions purely on their work without having to worry about financial problems. Thanks to the Medici family, a remarkable amount of the art and architecture was created in Florence toward the start of the Renaissance.