It's In The Art

posted Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 AM by Ellen Snaith   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 10:11 AM ]

It’s in the Art!


One of the ways that we are able to trace the development of humanism is through the changes in paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.  Select two images, one from the Middle Ages and another from the Renaissance.  Compare these two images to answer the question: How did thinkers, such as artists, influence society in the development of a humanist worldview?


To effectively consider the influence of humanism, you need to:


  • Explain humanism
  • Compare the two works of art, explaining what caused the changes
  • Identify how thinkers influenced the development of humanism (consider how time, geographic location and society contributed to the work of these thinkers).


When you include the images with your assignment, it is important that you provide the link to where you copied the picture from.  

Ellen Snaith,
Nov 14, 2012, 10:11 AM