Study Guide: EXAM #2
1. Study the 10 slides on Moodle, using the page numbers of “Arts and Culture” for further study.
2. Chapter 12: GOTHIC and the LATE MIDDLE AGES:
* What are the structural innovations of Gothic architecture?
* Know the 4 phases of Gothic architecture and how to identify each.
* What is the role of symbolism in Medieval art: examples of secular and religious interpretations in, for example: “The Unicorn in Captivity”.
* The most celebrated literary work of the Late Middle Ages is Dante’s Inferno:
* What are the 3 parts?
* What enduring idea regarding our criminal justice system was put forth by Dante?
* What were the 2 “devastating calamities” of the Middle Ages?
3. Chapters 13 & 14: Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy/Northern Renaissance
Philosophy became more worldly, and the general outlook of a secular, rather than religious nature during the Renaissance. Inspired by Classical Greek and Roman (Greco Roman) work, artists extended naturalistic ideals from antiquity.
Although religion continued to be a dominant force, the rise of Humanism acknowledged the worth of the individual.
* Describe linear perspective
* Define humanism
* who is the “Father of Humanism”?
* what ruling family and great patrons of the arts in Italy, embraced humanist ideals?
* Who painted the Sistine Ceiling?
Why is Leonardo da Vinci singled out as the epitome of the “Renaissance Man”?
What is the definition of Renaissance and why is it applied to the early 15th-mid-16th century in Europe?
Study guide/EXAM #2/pg. 2
During the Renaissance, the role of the artist changes. Artists such as Albrecht Durer and Michelangelo regard artistic talent and skill as a gift from God.
* How does this view embrace humanist thought?
* Who were the major patrons of High Renaissance Art in Northern Europe?
Cities in the Low Countries, such as...