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Identifying Characteristics of Renaissance Art

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Social Studies +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
This collection will teach you about how Renaissance artists changed the style and focus of art in the period between 1300 and 1600 CE. When you are done, you should be able to thoroughly answer the question: How did the art of the Renaissance reflect the new emphasis on humanism and science?

First, review the painting, Raphael's School of Athens, and learn about the new techniques used.
Then study the additional works in the collection and try to use them as examples of the different techniques. Some of the works are from the Renaissance period and others are more modern interpretations. A worksheet is included at the end of this collection to record your work.
Finally, test your knowledge with a quick quiz. Use your worksheet to help!

Lapis Polaris pl. 2 of Nova Reperta

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Perspectiva: Corporum Regularium

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Leonardo da Vinci

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renaissance Triptych: Bellini, Piero, Bellini

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Lions Juggling the Medici Balls

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

St. Anthony Reading

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum