School of the Arts McMaster University
INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ART
ART HIST 1AA3, Summer 2013
Instructor: Greg Davies
TAKE-HOME TEST, JULY 22, 2013
1 Part. Total value: 100 points
Due: Wednesday July 24 (in class)
Provide a written response (2 - 4 double-spaced pages) for the following question. You must use full sentences (point form will not be accepted). References to material from your course text should be cited by indicating the authors’ (or author’s) last names and page number in brackets after the citation. Lecture references do not need to be cited for this test. All referenced works must be identified by artist or architect, title and date(s). Please ensure that you clearly include your name and student number on your completed work before returning on the due date.
The 14th – 16th centuries mark the period of the Italian Renaissance in art and architecture. Using at least two examples of appropriate work from the lectures or your course text identify the qualities or characteristics that allow us to define an Italian work of the period as ‘Renaissance’.