Written Assignment_Michelangelo OR Grunewald

Write an 500 word essay on one of two Renaissance artists.

1. Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment” OR  2. Grunewald’s “Isenheim Altarpiece”

See Instructions for the assignment. Mr. S. 

I want you to research ONE OF THE TWO works of art by two influential artists connected to the Renaissance.

The first work is the Last Judgment , by Michelangelo, in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.  


Work two is the Isenheim Altarpiece by Mathias Grunewald, a Northern Renaissance artist in Germany.


Step 1. Read everything in the text about one of these two works, and the artist who created your chosen artwork.


 You should include a very brief bio, and a brief description of the place in which they lived.

Step 2.

Research one work on the web, you may start with the Lumen Learning Art History text that I have included in the link below.  


Here are supplementary websites that might be helpful in your having successful learning outcomes, but are not required for your success in the test. You may always to independent research on the topics found in this written research assignment.



Grunewald :

THE SITE BELOW : http://www.wga.hu is a great site



Step 3.

500 words is a good framework for this first written assignment.


How does each artist portray his subject in a unique way? 

Describe each work, what do you see in the picture?

Is there anything that catches your eye in the picture? What significant details are there in your chosen work.

What did you find out in your research?

What in the picture identifies the country of origin?

 i.e. is there anything in the picture that connects it to the place of origin?

All of the web sites below can help you research art topics. 

Be careful of Wikipedia. Although a great source of information, Wiki is already processed, edited; and lends itself to copying verbatim.

You want your essay to be assembled by you, and edited from various sources by you.

Paraphrase in your own words some of the content in your essay.

 1.    https://courses.lumenlearning.com/arthistory2-91/chapter/sistine-chapel-last-judgment/ 


2.   Art History Resources on the Web


3.   Museum of Modern Art          http:// www.moma.org  

4.    World Wide Art Resources    http:// www.wwar.com

5.   Metropolitan Museum Website_Timeline of Art History


6.     http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/