1. What is the significance of the landscape in Donatello’s Saint George and the Dragon?
2.Visit the Google Art Project:http://www.googleartproject.com/ (Links to an external site.). Look at Ghirlandaio’s portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Your textbook shows the painting without its frame. The Google Art Project photograph shows a brown frame (Figure 16-27). Examine the frame and the edge of the painting around all sides. Is the frame part of the painting, or is it separate? Locate the location of any detail that informs your answer.
3.Compare and contrast the below to images. Describe the aesthetic properties (subject, pose, balance, scale, weight-shift, etc.) that distinguish these two Davids from each other.How might these images be described as an integration of Greek aesthetic values and Christian iconography?(I uploaded the pictures)
4.Explain the theories governing the practice of art making and the artist’s profession in the 15 th century. illustrate how imitation and emulation were understood by 15 th -century Italian artists. Discuss the impact of humanism
5.Visit the National Gallery of Art ( http://www.nga.gov/ (Links to an external site.)) and find and view Fra Filippo Lippi’s Adoration of the Magi.
- How does the painting represent the transition from a medieval way of thinking to a Renaissance approach?
- How does the painting embody 15 th -century ideas about humanism, patronage, and the intersection of secular and religious realms.
6.Visit this site ( http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/giorgio.vasari/albert/alberti.htm (Links to an external site.) ), which presents quotes from 16th century art historian Giorgio Vasari’s writings about Alberti. Identify the works Vassari discusses, then explain how the page illustrates the significance of patronage and science in 15 th -century Italy.