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The Art of Renaissance Europe: A Resource for Educators

The Art of Renaissance Europe: A Resource for Educators

Raditsa, Bosiljka, Rebecca Arkenberg, Rika Burnham, Deborah Krohn, Kent Lydecker, and Teresa Russo
223 pages
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Works in the Museum's collection that embody the Renaissance interest in classical learning, fame, and beautiful objects are illustrated and discussed in this resource and will help educators introduce the richness and diversity of Renaissance art to their students. Primary source texts explore the great cities and powerful personalities of the age. By studying gesture and narrative, students can work as Renaissance artists did when they created paintings and drawings. Learning about perspective, students explore the era's interest in science and mathematics. Through projects based on poetic forms of the time, students write about their responses to art. The activities and lesson plans are designed for a variety of classroom needs and can be adapted to a specific curriculum as well as used for independent study. The resource also includes a bibliography and glossary.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's teacher-training programs and accompanying materials are made possible through a generous grant from Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose.

The Adoration of the Magi, Giotto di Bondone  Italian, Tempera on wood, gold ground
Giotto di Bondone
possibly ca. 1320
The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment, Jan van Eyck  Netherlandish, Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Jan van Eyck
ca. 1436–38
Apothecary jar (orciuolo), Giunta di Tugio, Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Giunta di Tugio
probably 1431
Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement, Fra Filippo Lippi  Italian, Tempera on wood
Fra Filippo Lippi
ca. 1440
The Triumph of Fame; (reverse) Impresa of the Medici Family and Arms of the Medici and Tornabuoni Families, Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi (called Scheggia)  Italian, Tempera, silver, and gold on wood
Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi (called Scheggia)
ca. 1449
A Goldsmith in his Shop, Petrus Christus  Netherlandish, Oil on oak panel
Petrus Christus
The Story of Esther, Marco del Buono Giamberti  Italian, Tempera and gold on wood
Marco del Buono Giamberti
Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso
The Birth of the Virgin, Fra Carnevale (Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini)  Italian, Tempera and oil on wood
Fra Carnevale (Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini)
Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio, Francesco di Giorgio Martini  Italian, Walnut, beech, rosewood, oak and fruitwoods in walnut base, Italian, Gubbio
Multiple artists/makers
ca. 1478–82
The Annunciation, Hans Memling  Netherlandish, Oil on panel, transferred to canvas
Hans Memling
A Bear Walking, Leonardo da Vinci  Italian, silverpoint on light buff prepared paper
Leonardo da Vinci
ca. 1482–85
Adam, Tullio Lombardo, Marble, Italian, Venice
Tullio Lombardo
ca. 1490–95
Adam and Eve, Albrecht Dürer  German, Engraving
Albrecht Dürer
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi)  Italian, Oil and gold on wood
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi)
ca. 1504
A Hunting Scene, Piero di Cosimo (Piero di Lorenzo di Piero d'Antonio)  Italian, Tempera and oil transferred to Masonite
Piero di Cosimo (Piero di Lorenzo di Piero d'Antonio)
ca. 1494–1500
Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso), Michelangelo Buonarroti  Italian, Red chalk, with small accents of white chalk on the left shoulder of the figure in the main study (recto); soft black chalk, or less probably charcoal (verso)
Michelangelo Buonarroti
ca. 1510–11
Erasmus of Rotterdam, Hans Holbein the Younger (and Workshop(?)) German, Oil on linden panel
Hans Holbein the Younger
ca. 1532
The Judgment of Paris, Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Oil on beech
Lucas Cranach the Elder
ca. 1528
The Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist, Andrea del Sarto (Andrea d'Agnolo)  Italian, Oil on wood
Andrea del Sarto (Andrea d'Agnolo)
ca. 1528
Portrait of a Young Man, Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano)  Italian, Oil on wood
Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano)
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Raditsa, Bosiljka, Alexandra Bonfante-Warren, and Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), eds. 2000. The Art of Renaissance Europe: A Resource for Educators. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.