Key Characteristics of Art: Renaissance through Baroque

Identify and describe key characteristics and defining events that shaped art from the Renaissance through Baroque periods

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Florence in the Trecento (1300s)
  • Reading: Florence in the Early Renaissance
  • Video: Linear Perspective: Brunelleschi’s Experiment
  • Video: How One-Point Linear Perspective Works
  • Video: Rogier van der Weyden, Deposition, c. 1435
  • Reading: Toward the High Renaissance
  • Reading: 1500–1600 End of the Renaissance and the Reformation
  • Reading: The Baroque: Art, Politics, and Religion in Seventeenth-Century Europe

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.