Why probably did Brunelleschi use nine circles of horizontal ribs for the dome?
As the reverse of Dante's nine circles of hell
Why did Medici supporters hurl stones at Michelangelo's David as it was moved through the streets?
They understood David's symbolism of the city standing up to tyrants
Why does Dufay's Nuper rosarum flores repeat the fixed melody on 6, 4, 2, and 3 units per breve?
To mirror the proportions of Solomon's Temple and Florence Cathedral
According to legend, what originally had stood on the site of the baptistery?
A Roman temple to Mars
Why is Leonardo's Last Supper fresco in very bad shape today?
Leonardo painted dry plaster with oil, which flakes off
Why in 1401 did the Florentines sponsor a competition?
To choose a designer for the city's baptistery doors
Why does Masaccio place the vanishing point in The Tribute Money behind Christ's head?
To identify Christ as the fresco's most important figure
Why did Bramante apply the Vitruvian circle inscribed with a square to his church designs?
To symbolize the perfection of God
According to the chapter's "Continuity and Change" section, why did Titian become the most sought-after painter in Europe?
His portraits revealed the subjects' character and personality
Which of the following is not one of the four major areas of humanist learning that Julius II commissioned Raphael to paint on the Vatican's Stanza della Segnatura?
According to the ancient Roman Vitruvius, what standard should the ideal human body be eight times the size?
What question does Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights seem to ask the viewers to ponder?
What might the world be like if the fall had never happened
For what setting does the size of Robert Campin's Mérode Altarpiece suggest that it was designed?
Why did Flemish painters use oil instead of the tempera paint favored by the Italian Renaissance painters?
To create layers of paint that reflected light
What typical feature of northern art do the abundant symbolic elements in Jan van Eyck's Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife Giovanna Cenami signify?
In her Heptameron, Marguerite de Navarre expressed the northern pessimism and doubt about what institution
What did patrons of works such as Robert Campin's Mérode Altarpiece and Jan and Hubert van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece hope to gain through their financial support?
Why did Bruges become the financial capital of the North?
It was home to the Medici banking interests in the region
Heinrich Krämer's Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witches) set forth what attitude about women?
They were cunning and deceitful
What is an advantage of a polyptych over a diptych or a triptych?
A polyptych allowed for different arrangements
Why did Holbein paint Nicolaus Kratzer in more subdued colors than he did More?
To portray Kratzer as a serious man of science
How was London's government unique in Renaissance Europe?
It was both self-governing and under royal rule
Why did Henry VIII write a tract condemning Luther and his religious reforms?
To earn a "Defender of the Faith" title from the pope