Ch 14: FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Art & Philosophy

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This chapter centers on the Renaissance art and philosophy topics found within the FTCE Humanities exam. You'll find simple-to-follow video lessons conducted by professional instructors that make for an effective and painless studying process.

FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Art and Philosophy - Chapter Summary

This chapter digs into the interaction of art and philosophy during the Renaissance, making sure to touch on all the related topics, pieces and figures you'll want to be familiar with entering the FTCE Humanities exam, including:

  • Humanism in the Renaissance
  • Renaissance art
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Impact of the printing press
  • Michelangelo
  • The ideal of the circle in Renaissance art
  • Dance and instrumental music of the Renaissance
  • Shakespeare

You'll be able to check your comprehension of these topics with the practice quizzes at the end of each lesson, which will also help you get familiar with the kind of questions you may encounter on the exam. And instead of having to go back and search for the answer when you get a question wrong, these quizzes give you the option to jump right back to the relevant point of the lesson whenever you answer incorrectly.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Art & Philosophy
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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.

Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

2. 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.

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

3. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

This lesson analyzes Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, an early classic of English literature. In it we will highlight Chaucer's criticism of social rank, the position of women, and Church corruption.

Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

4. 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.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

5. How the Printing Press Changed the World

When you think of inventions that changed the world, you may think of farming tools or the wheel, or even the Internet. However, few can truly compare to the humble printing press.

Michelangelo: Biography and Works

6. 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.

The Ideal of the Circle in Renaissance Art

7. The Ideal of the Circle in Renaissance Art

In this lesson, you will explore how the circle was idealized as the perfect shape by Renaissance artists and discover how it was incorporated into their art and architecture. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Dance Music of the Renaissance: History and Forms

8. Dance Music of the Renaissance: History and Forms

Long before the Harlem shake, swing dancing and even the waltz, there was Renaissance-style dance music. Learn about the music behind the dance, and how dance influenced the future of music.

Instrumental Music of the Renaissance: Instruments, Compositions & Dance

9. Instrumental Music of the Renaissance: Instruments, Compositions & Dance

Before the Renaissance, vocal music was king, but in the 16th century instrumental music was on the rise. In this lesson, you'll learn about the top five factors that influenced the rise of instrumental music during the Renaissance period.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

10. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.

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