High Ren 2




See "Michangelo's father" at the bottom of the page.

High Renaissance

Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable 
idea of what one man is capable of achieving.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 1787 in Rome  



Continue your AP Art History test preparation for Wednesday, 12 May.

Thursday, 13 May, we are off to visit the Romanesque cathedral in Worms and a very nice private museum in Frankfurt called the Liebieghaus. 

 It may still not be too late to order an Annotated Mona Lisa. See link below.

Wednesday, we will take the complete 1998 AP Art History Test for practice. Friday we will discuss the results. 


We will also spend some time talking about the two open questions and some approaches to non-Western art. 


I Recommend you go to Test Prep page. There are some good files there to be downloaded and printed, especially the "Essential Images for Art History."

I have made Flash Cards available from this page and from its own page to the left.



Here is the Terms sheet for the Renaissance. Print it out; punch it, and keep it in your notebook for spelling references.

Renaissance Terms



Here is the Fleming piece on Humanism, Rationalism, and Idealism. You can download it, read it, and do a 3 X 3 on it. You can also ask me for a hard copy in class. 

Humanism, Rationalism, Idealism



 For those who wish to purchase the text, I recommend the two volume, hardback, slip covered edition. The price is about $95.00; however the two paperback, school text volumes are $72.50 apiece. Remember, there is NO requirement to purchase the text.

The text may be found at any of the major on-line book stores. 

 I highly recommend having a copy of a book called  The Annotated Mona Lisa. Students say this is the most useful review tool available for the AP Art History test.. She also has a book entitled The Annotated Arch about architecture. I think it's good, but I haven't really used it that much. 

Here is a link to the title at Amazon.com. You can choose either new or used, all at a good price. I would buy soon. My reading of the Art History discussion board shows that lots of AP Art History teachers are recommending it, and the used copies will soon be gone. 

Annotated Mona Lisa

Check out the travel page. Make your own contribution after a trip.

Michangelo's father