The Humanistic Tradition I

 From the Ancient World to The Reformation

 Study Guides for the Tests

These Study Guides, one for each of Chapters we cover in Humanistic Tradition, are designed to help you prepare for the tests and the final examination.  Short answer, identification, matching, and multiple-choice test items will be taken from these lists.  For each word (these are starred) to be used in a short answer question or to be identified, be able to answer the following questions:  Who? What? Where? When? and Why?  State also the historical or artistic importance of the starred term.  For an author, architect, artist, or composer, give in addition at least one major work as an example; for a work of art, architecture, thought, literature, or music, give its creator or author.  Terms marked with a [+] refer to diagrams; each test will contain one or more diagrams to be labeled.

Chapter 13:  The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts.

*Gothic Style
Ile de France
Abbot Suger & Abbey Church of Saint Denis
*Chartres Cathedral/Amiens Cathedral
*Bible in Stone and Glass
+The Gothic Cathedral
     Clerestory     Flying Buttress
     Triforium       Ribbed Vault
     Nave Arcade Rose Window
*Royal Portal Chartres
Stained Glass Windows
*The Cult of the Virgin
Notre Dame de Belle Verrière
*[Medieval] Number Theory
Illuminated Manuscript
*Sienese School of Painting
Cimabue, Madonna Enthroned
Simone Martini
Polyphonic Style
Gregorian Chant
The Requiem and the Dies Irae
*Medieval Hierarchism

Chapter 15:  Adversity and Challenge:  The Fourteenth Century Transition.

Black Death (Bubonic Plague) & its Effects
The Dance of Death
Boccaccio’s Decameron
Magna Carta
The Hundred Year’s War
The Crisis of the [Catholic] Church
Great Schism
Christine de Pisan
The Canterbury Tales
Giotto di Bondone
Giotto’s Madonna Enthroned
Giotto’s Frescos in the Arena Chapel (Padua)
Claus Sluter
Ars nova

Chapter 16:  Classical Humanism in the Age of the Renaissance.

*Classical Humanism
*Italian Context for the Renaissance
Francesco Petrarch and the Renaissance
Oration on the Dignity of Man
L’uomo universale (Castiglione)
*The Voices of Renaissance Women
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

Chapter 17:  Renaissance Artists:  Disciples of Nature, Masters of Invention.

*Florentine Renaissance Style
Secular Patronage
*Renaissance Sculptors & the Nude
Filippo Brunelleschi
Dome of Florence Cathedral
Leon Battista Alberti
*Pazzi Chapel
Marriage of the Arnolfini (van Eyck)
Statue of Bartolommeo Colleoni
Florence Baptistry Doors
Donatello’s David
*Renaissance Artist-Scientists
Tommaso Guidi (Masaccio)
*Atmospheric, Aerial, and Linear Perspective
Tribute Money (Masaccio)
Sandro Botticelli
Leonardo da Vinci
Lorenzo de’ Medici (Il Magnifico)
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio)
Andrea Palladio, Villa Rotonda
The School of Athens
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo’s David
*The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
*The Venetian Renaissance
Titian (Tiziano Vecelli)
*Renaissance Music
*Renaissance Individualism

Chapter 19:  Protest and Reform:  The Waning of the Old Order.

The Impact of Technology on Europe
*Christian Humanism
*The Northern Renaissance Style
Martin Luther & The Ninety-five Theses
*The Protestant Reformation
*The Impact of the Reformation on the Arts
The Art of Albrecht Dürer
The Isenheim Altarpiece
The Art of Hieronymus Bosch
The Art of Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Desiderius Erasmus
*The Plays of William Shakespeare
Globe Theater

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