Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Selected Works of the Renaissance - 4/26-28/2017

HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK: Make sure you are caught up on Blog Posts #1-8 by Friday.
HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKEND: Read 18:1 and 18:2. As always, there's a possible quiz.

AGENDA for 4/26 through 4/28 (Mr. Ippolito will be gone Thursday and Friday)
  1. Finish production on your "Linear Perspective" video and Blog Post #7 (Wednesday) 
  2. Check out the Smarthistory YouTube Channel about Renaissance; they have two playlists
    1. 1400-1500: Renaissance in Italy and the North
    2. 1500-1600: End of the Renaissance and the Reformation
  3. BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.
Selected works of The Renaissance
The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci (1495-1496) - Article and Image
David, Donatello (~1408) - Article and Images
Christ Giving the Keys of the Kingdom to Peter, Perugio (1481-83) - Article and Image
The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo (1508-1512) - Article and Image
Sistine Madonna, Raphael (1512) - Article and Image
The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1486) - Article and Image
Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano (1423) - Article and Image
The School of Athens, Raphael (~1509-1511) - Article and Image
David, Michelangelo (~1501) - Article and Images

One example of the videos on the Smarthistory YouTube Channel from Khan Academy

The first half of the Renaissance - a playlist

Second half of the Renaissance - a playlist

    MY HISTORY LEARNING BLOG - BLOG POSTS
    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)
    BLOG POST #7 - How does linear perspective work? In groups of 1, 2, or 3, create a 30-second video to demonstrate linear perspective and insert it into a Google Slides slideshow. Then embed that slideshow into today's blog post.
    BLOG POST #8 - Check out all the pieces of art in the "Selected Works of the Renaissance" I have curated for you. Choose one piece of art and learn more about it independently. Read the article about the artist and the specific work of art. Then answer these questions in your blog post: Q1: Which piece of art did you choose and who is the artist? Q2: According to your research and observations, why do you believe the artist created this work? Q3: It is said that "the best Renaissance art has the power to speak to people across time." In what ways does this piece speak to you, some 500 years after it was created? If this piece of art could talk, what would it say? Q4: What is the most interesting or thought-provoking image of the piece? Take a screenshot and share in a paragraph of 3-5 sentences why this particular part of the art is interesting.

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