Assignment due April 7 after Spring Break:
Pick one of these topics and write a one and a half (1 ½) page typed paper about the artist's work and what made it important.
Cite pictures from the books by page number or get some pictures off the web that you can add on at the end of your paper.
We'll share the books and do research during typing class and from 11:15-lunch today. Take notes on your computer.
Here's how we'll do it.
A draft will be due the Thursday after Spring Break, April 7. I'll go over your work with you and plan for an oral presentation the following Thursday, complete with art works for us to look at. I'll help you put cards in the books to mark the art that you want to show.
Emi and Kaliana will share Leonardo da Vinci, dividing up the work, maybe between art and science. (But each of you should cover the facts of his life as part of your report.) Your source book will be History of Italian Renaissance Art (pp. 443-69), Across the Centuries, and the giant book of Leonardo drawings and paintings.
Maddy will do Michelangelo. She can use History of Italian Renaissance Art (pp. 469-480, 496-515, 544-54, and 649-59), and the big book on Michelangelo. Start with the facts about his life. Then maybe concentrate on the Sistine Chapel and one or two sculptures?