Exam #1 Study Guide



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Key Images
Be able to identify the title, artist and date of the following images.
Artist Title Date

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Giotto di Bondone Lamentation 1305-6
Filippo Brunelleschi Dome of the Florence Cathedral 1417 - 36
Masaccio Trinity with the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, and Donors 1425-27/28
Robert Campin Mérode Altarpiece c. 1425-28
Lorenzo Ghiberti Gates of Paradise 1425-52
Jan van Eyck Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife, Giovanna Cenami 1434
Rogier van der Weyden Deposition c. 1442
Donatello David c. 1446-60
Andrea Mantegna Frescoes in the Camera Picta 1465 - 74
Sandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus c. 1484-86
Albrecht Dürer Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1497-98
Michelangelo David 1501-4
Leonardo Mona Lisa c. 1503
Giorgione The Tempest 1505-10
Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights c. 1505-15
Raphael School of Athens c. 1510-11
Matthias Grünewald Isenheim Altarpiece c. 1510-15
Titian Venus of Urbino c. 1538
Michelangelo Saint Peter's Basilica c. 1546 - 64


Key Terms
Know the definition of the following terms.
Adoration Hieratic scale Protestant
Altarpiece Humanism Reformation
Buon fresco Idealization Renaissance
Baroque Ignudi Sacra conversazione
Continuous narrative Lamentation Secco fresco
Contrapposto Linear Perspective Secular
Deposition Neoplatonism Sfumato
Disguised symbolism Oculus Tempera
Di sotto in su Oil paint Trompe l'oeil
Engraving Pieta Venus pudica
Glaze Putti Woodcut


Know the contributions, and the significance of those contributions, each of the following people made to art history.
Martin Luther The Medici  


Questions to Consider
Be able to answer each of the following questions.
What are the differences between Italian and Northern Renaissance art?
Why is Jan van Eyck credited with the invention of oil painting?
What revolutionary system for depicting space did Masaccio use in his paintings? What artist developed this system?
What three Netherlandish artists are traditionally considered the most important during the early Renaissance?
What three Renaissance artists are traditionally considered the most important?
What influence did middle-class capitalist society have in the North?
How did the concept of art and of the artist change during the Renaissance?
Why is the dome of the Florence Cathedral considered an architectural feat?
Who won the competition to create the doors to the Florence Cathedral?