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.


    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.