Friday, April 21, 2017

Cover up there, buddy! - 4/21/2017

The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Masaccio, 1426-27

HOMEWORK: Read 17:3 and 17:4 in the textbook and prepare for a reading quiz MONDAY.
NOTICE: I plan to put Blog Posts #1-3 into Infinite Campus by the end of this weekend.

  1. The Nude in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
    1. Read the ARTICLE HERE
    2. Check out these two slides HERE (they are also in the slideshow below)
    3. Respond to Blog Post #5
  2. Read 17:3 and 17:4 in the textbook (quiz Monday) - book scans HERE

Always respond using complete sentences except when given different instructions.

BLOG POST #1 - What was the most interesting thing you learned about the Black Death? What are looking forward to learning about between now and the end of the school year?
BLOG POST #2 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Renaissance"? Your blog post must include one image that relates to The Renaissance.
BLOG POST #3 - According to John Green, what are three things we should know about the Renaissance (HINT: you could talk about art, trade in Italy, dyeing wool, money, alum mining, Muslim scholars, the Ottomans, heliocentric solar system, and did the Renaissance even happen)? Reference a time code in the YouTube video where John Green says the most interesting thing, and embed the video into your blog post.
BLOG POST #4 - Renaissance art is known for its Realism. Look at Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife (1434). Really look at it up close. Examine every detail. Create a numbered list of FIVE details that look incredibly realistic. After your list, explain what is your favorite element of the painting. In your opinion, is there any part of the painting that does NOT look realistic to you? Include a close-up screen capture of your favorite element of the painting.
BLOG POST #5 - Good grief! Why are there so many naked people in Renaissance art versus Medieval art? How did cultural attitudes change in the Renaissance and why do you see so many more naked people? What is the difference in how Adam and Eve are portrayed in Medieval vs. Renaissance art?
BLOG POST #6 - Why is Leonardo's Vitruvian Man such an iconic piece of art? What questions does it raise about our place in the universe and our role in society? (include an image of the Vitruvian Man in your blog post)

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