About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Renaissance art and architecture material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Renaissance art and architecture. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing details about major painters and architects associated with the Renaissance era
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning art history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Renaissance Art and Architecture chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Renaissance art and architecture for a standard art history course. Topics covered include:
- The interior and the façade of Alberti's Basilica
- A summary of 'On Painting'
- Analysis and interpretation of Durer's 'The Last Supper'
- Renaissance architecture and Alberti
1. Alberti's Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Mantua: Facade & Interior
The Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Mantua, Italy is considered to be one of the masterpieces of famed architect Leon Battista Alberti. In this lesson, we'll look at various elements of this structure and what inspired Alberti's design.
2. Alberti's 'On Painting': Summary
Have you ever had to write instructions for how to do something? Would it be difficult to do for the first time? That's what Leon Battista Alberti did for painters. In this lesson, we will examine the fundamentals of Alberti's 'On Painting'.
3. Albrecht Durer's The Last Supper: Meaning & Analysis
The Last Supper is one of the most common themes in religious art, but it was used differently by various artists. In this lesson, we'll look at the Last Supper of Albrecht Dürer, and see how he treated this important theme.
4. Leon Battista Alberti: Architecture in the Renaissance
Leon Battista Alberti was one of the greatest contributors to Renaissance ideas on architecture. In this lesson, we'll look at his life, works, and legacy and see how Alberti's theories impacted Renaissance society and beyond.
5. Adrian Willaert: Biography and Music
Have you ever sung harmony in a song? When did Western music move away from everyone singing the same melody? In this lesson, we'll look at the life and work of Renaissance composer Adrian Willaert.
6. Pallas and the Centaur by Botticelli: Description & Interpretation
Sandro Botticelli was one of the most famous artists of the Renaissance, renowned for his layers of symbolism. In this lesson, we'll look at one of his paintings and see what it really means.
7. Jean Fouquet: Paintings, Biography & Education
In this lesson, you're going to learn about a Frenchman by the name of Jean Fouquet. The lesson will cover some of his life as well as many of his famous paintings.
8. William Gilpin, Creator of the Picturesque: Paintings & Biography
William Gilpin was a man of many talents. As a writer, parish priest, and artist his work had far-reaching impacts including changing his community as well as how nature is perceived.
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- Music from the Classical Period
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- Art & Architecture of Ancient Rome
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