Renaissance Art Essay Topics – brainstorm

Take time to get to know the skills of each member of your group. Brainstorm ideas for each essay topic. You will work together and collaborate on the essays. ALL group members need to brainstorm ideas for ALL essay topics tonight for homework.

1.What makes our painting a great example of Renaissance Art?
• You need to refer back to your list of characteristics of Renaissance art (see blog for more details)
• Main things: perspective, realistic, light and shadow, expression on faces, subject matter could be religious or non religious, balance, symmetrical, nature, study of anatomy, use of color

2.Where would our painting be best exhibited? Why is this location ideal?
• Think about the light source, who will see it
• Audience appropriateness, how many people will see it (traffic flow), thoughts and emotions it might inspire in others
• Why should it be displayed (you could incorporate some characteristics of a Renaissance art piece to support your argument here), how will it visibly enhance this area
• Aesthetics (complement color scheme, add color to a plain area)

3.What qualifications does our group have that justifies our commission?
• Awards won, classes in and outside of school, their grade in art, skills already learned in art (perspective, proportion, etc.), or math (e.g. the proportion unit in math), or science (anatomy, dissection), art pieces already completed that demonstrate skill.
• Focus on what skills you as a group bring to the table to create this painting

4.As a group, how do we demonstrate the spirit of a Renaissance Person?
• Definition of Renaissance Man / Person
• Research / discover your groups talents – music, sport, language, tech, art, math, science, dance, drama, leadership, extra curricular activities
• Focus on what makes you a well rounded individual
• Build your essay around the multiple skills that your groups has – think about how you might group these skills – under general categories e.g. artistic skills, athletic skills, academic skills,

Groups and Paintings – Renaissance Art Project


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Madonna and Child by Filippo Lippi (1452) - Group 1 - (Mobin, Samuel, Mikas, Samy)


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The Harvesters by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1565) - Group 2 - (SuJiat, Jessica, Rosa, Marie)


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Vision of a Knight by Raphael Sanzio (year?) - Group 3 - (Jocelyn, Johnathan, Eric, Gaby)

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View Of Toledo by El Greco (1596) - Group 4 - (Phoebe, Ella, Garrett, Man Lin)


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Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci (1487) - Group 5 - (Grace, Meenu, Hannah, Mason

Christ carrying the cross by El Greco (1580) - Group1-Sidd, Alex, Aalec, Peter

Christ carrying the cross by El Greco (1580) - Group1-Sidd, Alex, Aalec, Peter

Group 2 Cherubini by Rapheal (1514) - Group 2 - Isabelle, Tiffany, Taite, Jacob

Cherubini by Rapheal (1514) - Group 2 - Isabelle, Tiffany, Taite, Jacob

La Scapigliata by Leonardo da Vinci (1508) - Group 3- Noam, Izzy, Morena, Oran

La Scapigliata by Leonardo da Vinci (1508) - Group 3- Noam, Izzy, Morena, Oran

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1507) - Group 4 - YuMin, Aiswarya, Maddy, Jaime

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1507) - Group 4 - YuMin, Aiswarya, Maddy, Jaime

The Peasant and the Birdnest by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1568) - Group 5 - Jonathan, Ryan and Eddy

The Peasant and the Birdnest by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1568) - Group 5 - Jonathan, Ryan and Eddy

If you missed class today

If you missed class today because of the Chinese field trip, then journal about this question on your own for homework.

EQ2 – How does art show what is important to a society?

Think about all the public art that can be found around the world. Do a search for public art and see the diverse results. Write a 1/2 page- 1 page journal entry answering this question.

Renaissance Art Project – today in class students began searching for works of Renaissance art that they would like to re-create for the Renaissance Art Project. Remember, your art work should be a great example of Renaissance Art. Choose four works of art, copy an image of them along with the details of the name of the artist, year it was made, and name of the work of art. Put these images and their information in a folder in your Renaissance Art Project folder.

So, two things for homework:

  1. Journal about EQ2
  2. Copy four art works from the Renaissance that you’d like to re-create for your project

Characteristics of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Art

Classical Art

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Medieval Art

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Renaissance Art

3 - Renaissance Example - The School of Athens

Click to see more examples and a list of characteristics

Classical Art
Examples: Bathing Venus
Characteristics:
– Artists valued balance and harmony.
– Figures were often more perfect than in real life
– Bodies looked active, and motion was believable.
– Faces showed no emotion.
– No clothing
– Scenes showed either heroic figures or people doing tasks from everyday life.
– No sense of perspective

Medieval Art
Examples:

Characteristics:
– Religious subject matter
– Important figures are shown as larger than others around them
– Figures look stiff with little sense of movement
– Fully clothed
– Faces were serious and showed little emotion.
– Flat and two-dimensional
– Backgrounds were one color.

Renaissance Art
Examples: Madonna and Child with Two AnglesPrimavera,
Characteristics:
– Artists showed religious and non-religious scenes.
– Are reflected great interest in nature.
– Figures were life-like and three-dimensional, reflecting an increasing knowledge of anatomy.
– Bodies looked active and were shown moving.
– Nude or clothed
– Faces expressed what people were thinking.
– Colors were shown responding to light (shadows, shading, etc.)
– Paintings were balanced and symmetrical.
– Full backgrounds show perspective.