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Art 2: Homework 2
15 century Renaissance Art
Based on reading Chapters 20 and 21 in Gardner’s Art through the Ages,
prepare “flash cards” according to the following criteria for 2 art works to
share with your study group.
In class, you will be assigned to a group and given a number 1-6 to
correspond to the slide lists below. Each student will have one Northern and
one Italian artwork.
1. To simplify the exchange of information, prepare the 2 “cards” on one
typed page and bring 7 copies to class. Be prepared to explain your ideas in
class to your fellow students.
2. For each artwork you are assigned, begin with the essential data:
Artist’s name, Title, date, country, medium
3. Then write a one sentence summary for each of these key factors under
the above data:
a. Art elements
b. Subject
c. Historical context
d. Meaning /significance
4. If this technique is helpful to you, you can use such active studying for all
the art on the class website study guides for Chapters 14, 20 and 21.
15th century Northern Europe
Limbourg Brothers, Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, 1413-1416, ink on vellum,
8 ½ x 5 ½” (October)
Claus Sluter, Well of Moses, Chartreuse de Champmol, Dijon, France,1395-1406,
Limestone with traces of paint, 6’ high
Jan Van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (open) Saint Bravo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium,
completed 1432, Oil on wood, 11’6” x 7’6”
Rogier van der Weyden, Deposition, from Notre Dame hors-les-murs, Louvain, Belgium,
ca. 1435, oil on wood, approx. 7’3” x 8’7”
Robert Campin, Merode Altarpiece, The Annunciation, ca. 1425-1428, oil on wood, 2’1”
x 2’1” (center panel)
Konrad Witz, Miraculous Draught of Fish, from the Altarpiece of St. Peter, Cathedral St
Peter, Geneva, Switzerland, 1444, oil on wood, 4’3” x 5’1”
Jan van Eyck, Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride, 1434, oil on wood, 2’8” x 1’11”
15th century Italy
Lorenzo Ghiberti, Sacrifice of Isaac, competition panel for east doors, baptistery of
Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, 1401–1402. Gilded bronze relief, 1’ 9” x 1’ 5”.
Masaccio, Tribute Money, Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence, Italy,
ca. 1427. Fresco, 8’ 1” x 19’ 7”.
Nanni di Banco, Four Crowned Saints, Or San Michele, Florence, Italy, ca. 1408–1414.
Marble, figures approx. life-size.
Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, ca. 1482. Tempera on canvas, approx. 5’ 8” x 9’ 1”.
Filippo Brunelleschi, dome of Florence Cathedral (view from the south), Florence, Italy,
Donatello, David, late 1420s – late 1450s. Bronze, 5’ 2 1/4” high.
Leon Battista Alberti, Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy, ca. 1452-1470
Masaccio, Holy Trinity, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy, ca. 1428. Fresco, 21’ x 10’