Renaissance Art

Ah, the arts.  Leonardo– Donatello– Raphael– Michelangelo– they’re not just Ninja Turtles.  For this section, you’ll be doing some basic visual analysis.

1.  The Human Form.

  • First, please go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website to read the following article: “Anatomy in the Renaissance.”
  • Once you have finished reading the article, click on the image banner at the top of the page.  This will bring up a slideshow of several images.  Click on the image that most appeals to you.  You will see a small speech icon with a rectangle and three lines in the bottom right of your screen.  If you click on it, it will provide additional information about the image.
  • Use the questions in your packet to help you analyze the image.

2.  The Sistine Chapel.

  • Read over a brief history of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Take a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.  Use your arrow keys to change the perspective.  There’s sound that goes along, so you may need to have headphones on or mute your computer.  (It’s going to take a moment to load.  Give it time.  It’s worth it.)

Once you’ve gotten as close to the Sistine Chapel as you can without taking a trip to Rome, answer the questions found in your packet.


And just because I thought some of you might be interested, have a Spotify playlist of Renaissance music.

Now!  On to Task Five: Causes of the Protestant Reformation.

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