Part II looks at the visual culture created in Western Europe from ca. 1400 to 1789.
Your essay question for Exam 2 will be chosen from the following list. Remember to cite and describe visual examples in your answer. You should use the major monuments as evidence in your answer, paying close attention to how they convey meaning and support your argument. You should also make sure to make reference to at least three artists and three objects in your answer.
- Discuss the changing role of art in society during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries paying close attention to how art was used by the Catholic Church and the aristocracy .
- How did the introduction of oil paint influence art? Make sure to discuss the concepts of colore and disegno.
The Renaissance in Florence: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael
The Renaissance in Venice: Giorgione and Titian
Baroque Drama: Bernini, Velazquez, Caravaggio, and Gentileschi
The 17th c. in the North: Rubens and Rembrandt
The Rococo: Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard