1. Define Humanism and discuss its impact on the Renaissance period


Be sure to offer at least one specific example from any of the painting, architecture, philosophy, music or literature to illustrate the significance of humanism to the Renaissance period. (250 Words)
Renaissance/Humanism examples
-The Tribute Money by Masaccio
-The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
-Titian’s Venus of Urbino
-Raphael’s School of Athens
-Adrian Willaert “O Magnum Mysterium” 1545
-Madalena Casulena Madrigal: “Morir non puo il mio cuore” 1566
2. Discuss three significant differences between the Renaissance and the Baroque style. In your answer please use an example of painting, sculpture, music, or architecture from each style to illustrate their differences. (250 Words)
Renaissance examples listed on #1
Baroque examples
-Four Seasons, “Spring”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKthRw4KjEg
-Concerto for Two Violins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-RTI-H2oI
-Caravaggio’s Death of the Virgin & The Calling of St. Matthew
-Gentileschi’s Judith and Maidservant with Head of Holofernes
-Rembrandt van Rijn’s Captain Frans Banning Cocq Mustering His Company
-Peter Paul Rubens’s The Kermis Or Peasant Wedding
3. Discuss three significant differences between the Rococo style and the Impressionist style. In your answer please use an example of painting from each style to illustrate their differences. (250 Words)
Rococo style examples
-Watteau’s “Pilgrimage to the Isle Cythera.”
-Fragonard’s “The Swing”
-François Boucher’s “The Toilet of Venus”
-“Storming the Citadel” by Fragonard
-“Love in the French Theatre”by Antoine Watteau
Impressionist examples
-“Impressionism, Sunrise” by Claude Monet
-“Woman at her Toilette” by Berthe Morisot
-“Summer’s Day” by Berthe Morisot
4. Explain the impact of Modernism in painting using one example from Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, or Surrealism, and further explain how the Modernism styles of painting differ from the painting style of Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the previous nineteenth century. (225 Words)
Cubism examples
-Girl With a Mandolin 1910 By Pablo Picasso
-Nude Descending a Staircase #2 Marcel Duchamp
Fauvism example
-Dance by Henri Matisse
Surrealism example
-The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
Post Impressionism examples
-Portrait of a Peasant by Paul Cezanne
-Wheatfield with Crows by Vincent Van Gough
-Starry Night by Vincent Van Gough
-Day of the Gods (Mahana No Atua) By Paule Gauguin
5. Choose one musical piece that we have studied to date and explain its relationship to its particular style or period and why it impacts you. (225 Words)

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