Lecture 40: The Italian Renaissance: Art & Architecture

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(Duiker 356-358; Brians optional: 267-269, required: 270)

Questions about Duiker: *What were the main qualities sought for by Renaissance artists? *Describe the painting by Leonardo da Vinci illustrated in your book. *What was Michelangelo's attitude toward the human body? *What is the subject of the ceiling paintings of the Sistine Chapel?

Questions about Leonardo da Vinci: What qualities does Leonardo claim for his own art in contrast to that of others? Why does he feel that perspective is important?

Question about Vasari: *How does this story illustrate typical Renaissance attitudes of artists toward their patrons?

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