This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS3 in Art and Design for children aged 11 to 14 in years 7 to 9. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding art movements and their influence on the world, and it focusses in particular on the Renaissance Art Movement.
In KS3 children will learn how to critically appraise historical works of art, as well as understand the influence ancient movements have had on art today.
The period immediately following the Middle Ages in Europe saw a significant revival of interest in the classical styles and values of Ancient Greece and Rome. As politics became more stable and people began to prosper as a result, new technologies began to emerge – one of which was the printing press. New parts of the world were discovered and astronomy was revolutionised. Philosophy, literature and art entered a new era.
The main styles associated with the Renaissance first became aparent in Italy in the late 14th century, peaking in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael were key figures in the movement and some of their works have endured through the decades to remain some of the most popular and well-recognised art works ever created.
Renaissance art sought to capture the experience of the individual and the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Renaissance art marks the transition of Europe from the Medieval period to the Early Modern Age
Try your hand at these questions about the Renaissance Art Movement and the influence it has had on the art of later periods.
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