Renaissance Art Teacher Resources
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The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth in Italy, the influence of the Ottoman and Islamic empire on the Renaissance, and the lasting impact of humanism in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Are You an Art Sleuth?
Guide your class on an art adventure sharping with them the changes reflected in Renaissance art. Students will use a T-Graph and a Venn Diagram to compare what they notice in art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. They will note changes, similarities/differences, and characteristics.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads
New Review Late Gothic/Proto Renaissance Art
Whether or not used for AP art history and humanities classes, this 89-slide PowerPoint focused on Late Gothic and Proto-Renaissance Period in art and architecture (late 1200s - 1300s) will prove interesting. Information about the period and comparisons amoung styles are included.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
The Body Talks
Young scholars examine the gestures of human subjects represented in Mannerist, Baroque and Renaissance paintings. They play charades and attempt to match dialogue with body language. They create a drawing that includes gestures.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 62 Downloads
Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Review
Review key terms, vocabulary, sequence of events, and themes from the Renaissance and Reformation with this textbook chapter review. While designed by a publisher for a particular text, this resource can be incorporated into any classroom as a general assessment or review of main ideas and concepts.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 84 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ambassadors of Art
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 94 Downloads
The Northern Renaissance
Differentiating between Northen European art and Italian art, these slides detail the intricacies of art during the Renaissance. Flemish, French, German, and English art, as well as the art of the "Low Countries" (Austria, Spain, and Greece) are featured in rich, brilliant colors.
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 92 Downloads
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are here for the viewing.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 54 Downloads
Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Distorting Madonna in Medieval Art
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a brief, yet fascinating, look into the draw of Christianity at the fall of Rome, and the consequential transition away from a focus on physical beauty toward a more permanent, metaphysical beauty.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Writing for the SAT
Responding to a question on the Machiavellian principle of a ruler's need for power and ruthlessness, young historians are given writing tips and a framework for constructing a well-developed essay in 25 minutes. The given structure of the pre-writing, writing, and proofreading stages of a timed essay will be valuable for many different disciplines!
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Test
This simple textbook assessment begins with a series of five short answer questions on major ideas from the Renaissance and Reformation. Then, young historians use their knowledge of artistic styles and developments from the period to determine the origins of a particular piece of art.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Find the True Face of Leonardo
Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek describes how he analyzed over 700 of Leonardo's works in order to determine an image of the face of the famed Renaissance man. Try flipping the lesson and adding your own assessment and discussion questions to focus on how Woldhek establishes his credibility in his presentation and his actual process of analyzing Leonardo's work.
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change
"Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities re-think themselves?" Watch as curator Thelma Golden re-imagines the museum as a think tank and explores the capacity of artists to understand and re-write history.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're searching for activities that offer a broad overview of the period, then this is a good resource to get you started.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 47 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Medieval and Renaissance Art: Botanical Symbolism
Students study the significance of flowers in art from two periods. In this Medieval and Renaissance art lesson plan, students research the presence and meaning of botanical illustrations in twelfth, thirtieth, and fourteenth century paintings.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 32 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides contain images and great information on many influential people of the time, as well as their contributions to modern American culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 61 Downloads
New Review Cinquecento Italian Art
Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael. High Renaissance, Counter Reformation, Post-Renaissance. Mannerism, Anticlassicism, Neoclassicism. Paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 16th century Italian Art are featured in a 153-slide PowerPoint, designed for AP art history and humanities classes, that would appeal to anyone interested in works from this amazing era.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful and important art of the Renaissance, including paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The slides take care to detail the characteristics of each art form, but the presentation really lends itself to the interpretations of the viewer - just as the finest art tends to do.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 108 Downloads