Secondary Comprehensive School “C.B. Cavour” Marcianise CE Multimedia Tool for Active Education An exercise to test and strengthen knowledge ART HISTORY Prof. Bruno Saviani Let’s take a short trip through art and time to refresh your memory… …about the differences in works of art. 16th Century vs. 17th Century Have a nice trip! David David Michelangelo Bernini Balance Expression Disproportionate Hand Proportion Movement Firmness Relaxed Muscles Tense Muscles Inactive In Action Moses Michelangelo St. Theresa in Ecstasy Bernini Human Expression Mystical Expression Strength and Firmness Lightness Motionless Upward s Movement Geometric Balance Dynamic Balance Perfection Elegance Raffaello Caravaggio La Madonna del Cardellino. [Madonna of the Goldfinch] La Madonna dei Pellegrini. Madonna di Loreto Figures Centered Figures on a Diagonal Foreground and Background Only Foreground Ideal Woman Common Faces and Clothes Diffuse Light Contemplation Light Only on Figures Humanity and Expressiveness Now try to interpret art on your own… What periods do the following works of art belong to? Giorgione The Tempest 1425/1427 Caravaggio Conversion of Saint Paul 1600/1601 Michelangelo Doni Tondo Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath What about architecture? Look carefully at the details in the following works and guess the period they belong to. Concentrate. It’s easy! Classical Order Harmony Simple Geometric Shapes Palladio La Rotonda ? 1550 Proportion Serpentine Effect Curves Variety of Decor with Stuccos and Sculptures ? Borromini San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane 1634 Well done! Now your memory is going to put YOU to the test! Are you ready??? True or False? • The Baroque style is rich in decor and aims to invoke amazement and wonder • Michelangelo left his last statues unfinished because he was tired. • The first artists to use oil painting were the Aztecs • The word “baroque” derives from the word “Bacchus” • Leonardo da Vinci lived in the second half of the 17th century • Raffaello Sanzio portrayed “The Last Supper” • Rinascimento (Renaissance) is the rebirth of swallows in spring True! …now on to the other questions! False! …give the right answer! False! If you answered correctly, everything is clear to you. If not, what a mess you’re in! False! If you answered correctly, you are really smart! Tell your friends the right answer and let’s move on! False! If you answered correctly, you are well prepared! If you were wrong, well…, you have to study the lives of the artists! False! If you answered correctly you are really good! So, tell us something about Raffaello! If you were wrong… pay more attention before answering! False! If you answered correctly you are super! Tell us how the Renaissance started. If you are still wrong… no pizzeria tonight, you’ve got to hit the books! The End The game is finished but the challenge of time has just begun! Get ready for a new trip and a new challenge!