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Renaissance Art (7)

Below are the 12 lessons within the Advanced Program: Renaissance Art (7).

Jan van Eyck

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze van Eyck’s The Marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini using the elements of art and the principles of design; Identify the light source and the way light and shadow show form; Learn about the use of symbolism in the early Renaissance; Identify techniques that show realism and the illusion of space; Describe the use of symmetry, balance, and emphasis and describe how the symbolism in it reflects the values of 15th-century Flemish society; Mix paints to create muted colors and tones and draw and paint candlesticks using shading to show form.

Book of Kells

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze the Chi Rho page of the Book of Kells using the elements of art and the principles of design; Learn about medieval manuscript illumination and about serif, sans serif, interlace, and arabesque scripts; Identify and describe the use of scale (proportion) and describe how medieval cultural values are reflected in this artwork; Observe the attention given to detail and decoration; Draw patterns and designs in an initial; Design and color decorative letters with arabesques, repeated patters, and miniature designs.

Ambrogio Lorenzetti

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze Lorenzetti's fresco Allegory of Good Government in the City using the elements of art and the principles of design; Learn about fresco techniques and the architecture of Renaissance Italy; Describe the way Lorenzetti shows the illusion of depth; Describe how cultural values are reflected in this painting; Mix paints to create muted colors and tones, use mixed media to show architectural design; Draw medieval landscapes showing perspective with the illusion of depth; Paint and etch frescoes of a cityscape, showing architectural detail.

Paolo Uccello

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze Uccello's Battle of Romano using the elements of art and the principles of design; Find examples of foreshortening, the vanishing point, and the orthogonal lines that show the Illusion of space; Identify and describe the use of scale (proportion); Describe how cultural values are reflected in this painting and how it reflects early Renaissance society; Use perspective to show the illusion of depth, mix paints to show color relationships; Draw and paint 3-D shapes and transform them into foreshortened objects.

Sandro Botticelli

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze Botticelli's Primavera using the elements of art and the principles of design; Interpret reality and fantasy in this painting and how it relfects 15th-century Italian society; Learn about Boticelli's use of line and color to add movement and balance to the composition; Discuss how gestures and poses tell a story; Analyze the visual form of each figure and the implied content of the group of figures; Discuss the artistic value of the work of art; Sketch figures in poses that demonstrate action or emotion; Arrange cut figures in action poses, arrange a series of figures interacting; Make rubbings to communicate relationships.

Islamic Design

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze the design of the Taj Mahal and a mihrab from a mosque using the elements of art and the principles of design; Describe the geometric nature of Islamic art; Identify the realistic and fantasy qualities in Islamic design; Describe how cultural values are reflected in Islamic art; Analyze the visual form and content in the Taj Mahal; Design and cut symmetrical patterns to create Islamic designs.

Yoruba Carving

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze a Yoruba ivory bracelet carved with animals using the elements of art and the principles of design; Identify and describe patterns and stylized features and the use of scale (proportion) in this carving; Interpret the reality and fantasy in it; Identify the use of line, repetition, and unity; Describe how cultural values are reflected in this work and how it reflects African society; Analyze the stylized figures and the symbolic content of the bracelet; Design and sculpt 3-D animals in clay using pattern and texture.

Leonardo da Vinci

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Portrait of Isabella d'Este using the elements of art and the principles of design; Learn about da Vinci's techniques of sfumato and chiaroscuro for shading; Describe the illusion of space and shading techniques that show form; Discuss Leonardo's technique for showing expression; Describe how this painting reflects early Renaissance society; Compare how profile and frontal views in a portrait affect the impression and interpretation of a portrait; Blend colors and add shading to create realistic portraits and show the illusion of depth; Draw profile portraits in chalk pastel using shading and showing facial features in proportion.

Raphael Sanzio

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze Raphael's School of Athens using the elements of art and the principles of design; Interpret reality and fantasy in the painting; Describe how it reflects Renaissance society; Describe the way the artist shows the illusion of space through the techniques of perspective, including the vanishing point, orthogonal lines, the use of scale (proportion), and the arrangement of space; Pose as one of the philosophers, draw and photograph posed figures; Draw arches and use orthogonal lines to show distance; Use mixed media to show an architectural space with figures.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam using the elements of art and the principles of design; Identify how an image is made realistic through the use of details, highlights, and shadows; Learn about Renaissance art and fresco painting; Identify the light source and its effect on the hands; Draw life-size copies of their own hands, adding details and shading.

Katsushika Hokusai

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave using the elements of art and the principles of design; Identify and describe the use of scale (proportion) in this painting and use perspective to show the illusion of depth; Describe how cultural values are reflected in this painting and learn about the wood-block prints of Hokusai and why he used dramatic foreground and background images in The Great Wave; Describe the way the artist shows the illusion of space; Etch into print foam, and print in two colors to design their own large and small object designs.

Wassily Kandinsky

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In this lesson the student will: Analyze Wassily Kandinsky's Untitled, no. 629 using the elements of art; Describe how the principles of design contribute to the expressive qualities of their own works of art and interpret reality and fantasy in the painting; Discuss the artistic value of the work of art; Draw and paint a series of artworks that express a personal statement; Mix paints to show color relationships; Demonstrate skill in applying watercolor in a non-objective artwork.


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