Development of Illusionism from Giotto to Mantegna


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What is perspective?

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1. What was Giotto's main contribution to illusion in art?

2. Who was one of the first painters to really master early linear perspective in the 14th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Italian illusionism was very influential in painting, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the school. You will be assessed on your understanding of key contributors and their paintings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments address the following:

  • Definition of perspective
  • Giotto's main contribution to illusionism
  • Early painter who mastered linear perspective
  • Geometric formulas that create perfect, uniform illusion
  • Legacy of Andrea Mantegna

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the art of the Western world
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Italian illusionism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify key figures associated with this artistic movement

Additional Learning

To learn more about art, review the accompanying lesson titled Development of Illusionism from Giotto to Mantegna. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define foreshortening and linear perspective
  • View famous works from the era and school of illusionism
  • Understand the school of Italian illusionism
  • Learn the history of Italian illusionism
  • Know important artists and paintings