RENAISSANCE ART IMMERSION PROJECT
AP European History
For this project, you will need to immerse yourself in the painted art of the Italian and European Renaissance movements.
Please choose two of the following paintings and OPTIC both of them, then answer the questions below.
ART & ARTISTS
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Virgin of the Rocks
The Last Supper
The Creation of Adam
The Libyan Sibyl
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione
Spozalizio (The Engagement of the Virgin Mary)
The Rape of Europa
Assumption of the Virgin
Equestrian Portrait of Charles V
JAN VAN EYCK
The Arnolfini Portrait
The Virgin and Child w/ Canon Van der Paele
The Wedding at Cana
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
1. While the subject matter of paintings started to become more secular in nature during the Renaissance, much of the art created during this time still focused on religious subjects. Why?
2. Compare and contrast the two paintings you selected being sure to cover: subject matter, artist, style, and background knowledge (such as, but not limited to: why this work was created, the political and cultural factors that led to this work, cultural and political movements this work is associated with, impact this work had on later art, politics, and/or culture, etc).
3. Explain the impact on art and culture of the patronage system during the Renaissance.