16th-Century Italian Painting & Sculpture: Characteristics, Techniques & Works


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Which of these aspects of Michelangelo's David is not characteristic of High Renaissance sculpture?

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1. Why did Raphael paint a scene of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers in the Papal apartments of the Vatican?

2. What was the symbolic meaning of da Bologna's sculpture of 'Rape of the Sabine Women'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about the work of artists like Michelangelo, Raphael and Parmigianino? This quiz/worksheet combo aims to help you find out through a short series of multiple-choice questions about 16th-century art in Italy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following:

  • Characteristics of High Renaissance sculpture as exemplified by 'David'
  • Why Raphael painted Greek and Roman philosophers in the Vatican
  • Symbolism of the sculpture 'Rape of the Sabine Women'
  • Mannerist artwork
  • How Parmigianino's Virgin Mary depiction differed from Renaissance works

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on 16th-century Italian painting and sculpture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of art from the High Renaissance
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms and figures, such as Mannerist and da Bologna
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Michelangelo's 'David'

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson titled 16th-Century Italian Painting & Sculpture: Characteristics, Techniques & Works for more information about art in this era. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify popular 16th-century styles of art
  • Understand the context of the High Renaissance
  • Recognize key figures in the Mannerist movement