Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

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Renaissance art differed from Medieval art in that it

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1. Which artist is responsible for sculpting David, the Pieta, and Moses?

2. Renaissance art re-introduced the cultures of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sometimes called the bridge from Medieval to modern times, the Renaissance was a period shaped by the rediscovery of classical Greek and Roman culture. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the effect that classical knowledge and ideas, particularly humanism, had on Renaissance art and architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Differences between Medieval and Renaissance art
  • Influences on Renaissance art and architecture
  • Techniques used in Renaissance art
  • Major works of Renaissance sculpture
  • Key artists of the Renaissance

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application- use your understanding of the Renaissance to answer questions about the characteristics of Renaissance art and architecture
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Medieval depictions of the Madonna and Child with Renaissance paintings of the same subject
  • Making connections - use your understanding of humanism to explain changes in how Renaissance artists depicted their subjects

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Renaissance artists, paintings, sculpture and architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define humanism
  • Explain the classical elements found in Renaissance architecture
  • Understand the role of perspective in Renaissance art
  • Explain the new themes that emerged in Renaissance painting
  • Identify works by major Renaissance artists
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