Chapter 12: Fifteenth-century European art embodies the values and world-view of a new intellectual and social order. The kind of logical discourses formerly reserved for theology was now applied to the material world. Individuals gained importance, not only as inquiring minds but as the subject of inquiry. Choose an artwork from chapter 12 that demonstrates this philosophy and discuss the characteristics of the piece that best support this philosophy.
Chapter 13: Choose one piece of art from chapter 13 and discuss at least three characteristics that place it in the period (high renaissance, reformation, counter reformation, mannerism) and place in which it was created. Give at least two examples of how was it different from the previous period? You must choose a piece NOT already chosen by a fellow student.
Chapter 14: During a period when political and religious factions attacked each other with lethal fanaticism, works of art often played an important role in capturing the imagination and swaying the emotions of viewers. Choose one piece of art from chapter 14 that you think does this. Be sure to use at least three specific characteristics to support your argument.
Chapter 16: Choose a work in this chapter/power point that was made for a political leader and discuss how its form and meaning relate to the political aspirations of its patron.
Chapter 17: Compare one Neoclassic piece of art/architecture and one Romantic piece of art/architecture. Discuss the two pieces as cultural expressions of mid-eighteenth to mid-nineteenth century Europe. Focus on at least two characteristics of each piece.