Module 5 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine High Renaissance and Mannerist art and their influence on later art history.

In Module 5 we will examine High Renaissance and Mannerist art. We will look at how artists like Michelangelo contributed to the development of Western art. It is imperative to understand High Renaissance and Mannerist art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this module include:
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  • Review: Key Learning Items

The Renaissance

  • Read: Art and Science in the Renaissance
  • Read: Toward the High Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci

  • Read: Leonardo da Vinci Introduced (includes a video: 3:17)
  • Read: Virgin of the Rocks (includes a video: 5:37)
  • Read: The Last Supper (includes a video: 7:39)
  • Read: Mona Lisa (includes a video: 8:38)


  • Read: Michelangelo Introduced
  • Watch: Pietà (3:38)
  • Read: David (includes a video: 5:39)
  • Read: Moses (includes a video: 4:11)
  • Read: Sistine Chapel Ceiling (includes a video: 6:46)
  • Read: Sistine Chapel: Last Judgment (includes a video: 7:28)


  • Watch: Marriage of the Virgin (5:03)
  • Watch: Madonna of the Goldfinch (3:26)
  • Read: School of Athens (includes a video: 10:41)
  • Watch: Alba Madonna (6:55)


  • Watch: Tempietto (6:00)
  • Read: Saint Peter’s Basilica (includes a video: 4:27)

Venetian Painting

  • Review: Introduction to Venetian Painting
  • Watch: Giorgione, The Tempest (5:54)
  • Watch: Bellini & Titian, Feast of the Gods (3:04)
  • Watch: Titian, Bacchus & Ariadne (3:30)
  • Read: Titian, Madonna of the Pesaro Family (includes a video: 7:05)
  • Watch: Titian, Venus of Urbino (4:01)
  • Read: Veronese, Feast in the House of Levi (includes a video: 6:09)
  • Watch: Tintoretto, The Origin of the Milky Way (5:18)


  • Read: Introduction to Mannerism
  • Watch: Parmigianino’s Madonna of the Long Neck (4:43)
  • Watch: Bronzino and the Mannerist Portrait (10:29)
  • Watch: El Greco’s Adoration of the Shepherds (4:09)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Module 5 Quiz (5 points)