The Role of Patrons in 16th-Century Art & Architecture


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What was the High Renaissance?

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1. Which of these patrons is most associated with the masterpieces of the High Renaissance?

2. Which of these was not a masterpiece of the High Renaissance in Italy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of patrons and 16th-century architecture and art. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include characteristics of the High Renaissance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Masterpieces of the High Renaissance
  • New mediums of the 16th century
  • Key patron associated with many Italian masterpieces

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on patrons and 16th-century architecture and art
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding El Escorial
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about masterpieces of the Renaissance like Michelangelo's 'Sistine Chapel'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Role of Patrons in 16th-Century Art & Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Pope Julius II's contributions to art in the High Renaissance
  • Know key masterpieces of the era commissioned in Italy
  • Recognize Albrecht Dürer's impact on European art reform
  • Understand Spain's interest in Catholic-themed art