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Renaissance Art in Fifteenth-Century Italy

D. Brunelleschi

Who was originally trained as a goldsmith and designed the dome for Florence Cathedral? (Fig. 20-2).

C. linear perspective

In The Battle of San Romano (Fig. 20-1), Uccello arranged every detail of the intense fighting to conform with?

D. all of the above

What fostered the extensive production of art in Florence during the fifteenth century?
A. economic prosperity
B. civic patriotism and desire to express the city's importance
C. a humanist interest in individual accomplishment
D. all of the above

D. the placement of rooms around a central courtyard

What feature of the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi recalls the design of ancient Roman homes?

A. Gates of Paradise

hiberti's doors for the east side of the Baptistery in Florence were so admired that they came to be known as the

C. Last Supper

Images of the __________ were often painted in the dining halls (refectories) of religious communities.

B. an emphasis on more analytical methods of illusionism

Which of the following distinguishes Italian artistic interests during the Renaissance in contrast to contemporary artists in Northern Europe?

C. it fostered a competitive atmosphere that encouraged innovation and individual accomplishment

Why is Florence considered the cradle of the Italian Renaissance?

D. the explicit references to Classical Rome

What detail in Ghirlandaio's Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds (Fig. 20-39) does NOT derive from his careful observation of the Portinari Altarpiece (Fig. 19-19) by Hugo van der Goes.

B. Ghiberti

__________ won the competition to design the new doors for the Baptistery in Florence (Fig. 20-10).

B. life-sized nude

Donatello's bronze David (Fig. 20-14) was the first ______________ to be produced since antiquity.

C. David

The figure of ____________ was important in Florence as a symbol of a citizens' resolve to oppose tyrants, regardless of their superior power.

C. linear perspective

The invention of __________ enabled artists to convincingly represent the visible world on a flat, two-dimensional surface.

D. all'antica

The term used to describe Italian works of art in the style of ancient Greek and Roman art is __________.

A. Brunelleschi

Which artist first demonstrated the principles of linear perspective?

D. Medici

In fifteenth-century Italy, wealthy families, such as the __________ in Florence, were powerful and influential patrons of the arts.

D. guild

Donatello's statue of St. George at Orsanmichele was an advertisement for the ________ who commissioned it.

B. Masaccio

In the early part of the fifteenth century, the Italian painter __________ provided new direction for Florentine painting.

D. relief sculpture

Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise demonstrate the use of linear perspective to render illusionistic space in ____________.

D. Mantegna

__________'s keen understanding of linear perspective can be appreciated in his frescoes in the Camera Picta (Fig. 20-32).

B. Rusticated

__________ stone blocks, that is, stone blocks whose surfaces are intentionally left rough, characterize the exterior of the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence.

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