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Italian renaissance art 1300-1500
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About which work of art did Vasari write, "...the scene was finished so carefully that it seemed to have been breathed into shape rather than cast and then polished with iron tools"? Name the artist of this work of art.
Sacrifice of Isaac (competition piece for the North Doors of the Florentine Baptistery) by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Name the four Evangelists and their symbols
Name the four Fathers of the Church
Augustine, Jerome, Gregory, and Ambrose
Who discovered the mathematical rules of linear perspective?
For how long did the flood keep coming on the earth, after Noah went into the ark with his family?How long did it take for the water to recede from the earth?
40 days; 150 days
Name the mountains on which Noah's ark came to rest after the water receded from the earth.
Mountains of Ararat
Name the son of Noah who ridiculed him. Name Noah's other two sons who covered him with a garment.
ham; Shem and Japheth
Name the two heavenly beings that descended on either side of Christ when his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light.
Moses and Elijah
Name the three disciples who Christ took with him up a high mountain. Name the mountain?
peter, john, and james; Mt Tabor
Name the place where Christ went to pray with three of his disciples the night before he was betrayed by Judas.
Gethsemane, also called Mount of Olives
What does Isaac mean? Name his parents.
he laughs. Abraham and Sarah
Name the other son born to Isaac's father; Who was this other son's mother?
Name the city which god delivered into the hands of Joshua and the Israelites.
What is the name of the prostitute who was spared because she hid the spies sent by Joshua?
Name the two sisters who Jacob married. Name their maid servants
Leah (Zilpah) and Rachel (Bilhah)
Whom did Isaac marry? what was her brother's name?
Who was Jacob the son of? What does Jacob mean? What is the other name of Jacob? What does that mean?
Isaac and Rebekah; He grasps the heel (or he deceives); Israel; He struggles with God
What are the two names of Jacob's brother? What do these two names mean?
Esau=hairy; Edom=red skinned
Who was King Solomon the son of?
King David and Bathsheba
Who was Joseph the son of?
Jacob and Rachel
What did Joseph's mother name her younger son? What does that mean?
Ben-Oni (means son of my trouble)
What did Joseph's father name his youngest son? What does that mean?
Benjamin (means son of my right hand)
Whom did Joseph's half brothers sell him to?
Whose wife tried to seduce Joseph in Egypt?
Whose dreams did Joseph interpret while he was in the prison in Egypt?
The pharaoh's cupbearer and baker
Name the people who Goliath represented.
Name the army commander of the Israelites who Saul told to find out whose son David was? Name David's father and the place he was from?
Abner; Jesse of Bethlehem
How many basketfuls of leftover bread did the disciples collect after Christ had fed 5,000 men, besides women and children?
Name the person whom the Lord told Moses to bring up with him on Mount Sinai?
Name and date two famous works of antiquity which inspired the Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata. Also mention the places where these two works of antiquity can be seen today?
1. Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, 2nd century CE, Capitoline Hill, Rome.
2. Horses of St. Mark's Square, c. 4th century BCE, Venice.
Name the place where the Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata is located?
What is the proper name of Gattamelata?
Padua; Erasmo da Narni
Name the citadel in the land of Israel to which Judith belonged?
Name the Assyrian King of Babylonia who commanded the chief captain of his armies to attack the land of Israel? Which city did he rule?
Whom did Judith behead?
Name the maid-servant of Judith who accompanied her to the enemy camp?
For how many days did Judith and her maidservant stay in the enemy camp?
Which two cities in Italy is St. George the patron saint of?
Venice and Ferrara
Name the princess who St. George rescued from the dragon that personified Paganism?
Name the place the princess personified?
How did St. George die?
Cleodolinda; Silena, near Lybia; He was beheaded.
Name the sculptor who completed the Colleoni Monument?
What is the first name of the Venetian army captain represented in the Colleoni Monument?
Name the sculptor who carved the Colleoni Monument but died before completing it?
Andrea del Verrocchio
Name the two women who some art historians believe the 'Woman with a Posy,' carved by the sculptor of the Colleoni Monument, represents.?
Lucrezia Donati, mistress of Lorenzo de' Medici OR Simonetta Vespucci, mistress of Giuliano de Medici.
Name three famous artists who received their training in the workshop of the sculptor of the Colleoni monument?
1) Leonardo da Vinci 2) Botticelli 3) Perugino
About which work of art did Vasari write: "This figure is so natural in its vivacity and softness that artists find it hardly possible to believe it was not moulded on the living form"? Name the artist of this work of art?
David by Donatello
About which work of art did Michelangelo remark that "he had never seen a figure which had more the air of a good man than this one"? Name the artist of this work of art?
St. Mark by Donatello
Name Lorenzo Ghiberti's son whose portrait is carved next to Ghiberti's self-portrait on the East Doors?
What did Christ say after he allowed Thomas to insert his finger into the nail marks and his hand into the side of his chest?
"Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
Name the artist who was placed in charge of Lorenzo de Medici's Antique Sculpture garden, where Michelangelo received his earliest training in the art of sculpture?
Bertoldo di Giovanni
How long did Lorenzo Ghiberti take to complete the North and East Doors? Date them?
North Doors (1403-24): 21 years;
East Doors (1425-52); 27 years.
What is the untranslatable word coined by Castiglione in his Book of the Courtier, a guidebook to aristocratic behavior written between 1508 and 1528? It was expressed by Leonardo's Mona Lisa.
What are the titles of the two paintings by Leonardo and Michelangelo, conceived on a colossal scale, to depict two historical battles in which the Florentine Republic had been victorious against its enemies?
Battle of Anghiari (in which Florence had defeated Milan in 1440) and
Battle of Cascina (an episode from a 1364 war against Pisa)
Name the 24 years old woman who according to Vasari was the subject of Leonardo's Mona Lisa?
Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo
Name the person whom Leonardo portrayed in Lady with an Ermine?
For whom did Leonardo conceive a twice life-sized bronze equestrian monument, on which he worked for 17 years in Milan and succeeded in setting up a clay model that was destroyed by the French army?
Name the 15th century poet who described the eyes of Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine as "eyes of such beauty as to move rocks and mountains."
Name the Dominican Monastery in the refectory of which Leonardo painted The Last Supper?
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Name the Duke of Milan who commissioned Leonardo's famous painting, The Last Supper?
Leonardo unified his compositions by covering them with a thin, lightly tinted varnish, which resulted in a smoky overall haze. What is this technique called?
Leonardo modeled his figures with strong contrasting light and shadow to create the illusion of high relief. What is this technique called?
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