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Ch 10: Art & Architecture of the Renaissance & Reformation

About This Chapter

Learn about the art and architecture of the Renaissance and Reformation with help from the lessons in this chapter. Review Baroque architecture, Renaissance art, humanism and more as you study for your next test or work on a homework assignment.

Art & Architecture of the Renaissance & Reformation - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter teach all about architecture and art of the Reformation and Renaissance periods. Explore the artists, works, materials and techniques of art from the Renaissance period, and examine Northern European artists from the Protestant Reformation. Feel free to access lessons in any sequence you desire from your computer or mobile devices to study in the manner that suits you best. Assess your understanding by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam. Once finished, you will know more about:

  • The Renaissance and humanism
  • Characteristics and features of Baroque architecture
  • Paintings, architecture, sculptures and artists of Renaissance art
  • The biographies of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci
  • The relationship between the Protestant Reformation and art

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Art & Architecture of the Renaissance & Reformation
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Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

1. Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

In this lesson, we will be discussing how humanism changed the idea of the individual from something sinful and controlled by the Church into something of great beauty and worth.

Materials & Techniques of Renaissance Art

2. Materials & Techniques of Renaissance Art

In this lesson, you will explore the materials and techniques used by Renaissance artists and discover how these defined Renaissance styles. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Baroque Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Features

3. Baroque Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Features

This lesson explores the development of Baroque architecture. We begin in Italy by tracing the development of several Baroque themes, culminating in the Vatican itself. We then move to France, where these trends further developed, reaching their apex in Louis XIV's ambitious palace at Versailles.

Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

4. Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

In this lesson, we will be discussing Renaissance art, focusing primarily on paintings, sculptures, and architecture. We will also be learning how humanism affected the art of this time period.

Michelangelo: Biography and Works

5. Michelangelo: Biography and Works

This lesson will focus on the life and works of Michelangelo. It will discuss his life in Florence, his dealings with the Medici family, his sculpture 'David,' the Sistine Chapel and many other of his awe-inspiring works.

Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

6. Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

This lesson will focus on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. It will highlight his career as an artist, an inventor, a scientist and a student of the human form. It will also include many of his most famous works.

Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists

7. Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists

The Protestant Reformation introduced some pretty substantial changes into European society. In this lesson, we'll be talking about some of the impacts it had on the art of Northern Europe.

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