Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: the Western Perspective, Volume II, 14th Edition.
Humanism in the Early Renaissance
Discuss the significance of humanism in early Renaissance art. Write a minimum 3 paragraph essay comparing and contrasting the works provided (Giotto’s Madonna Enthroned and Masaccio’s Tribute Money) in terms of their subject matter and style. Giotto shows humanist influence, yet is still considered part of the the period of the Late Gothic Italy. By the time Masaccio is painting in the Early Italian Renaissance, some stylistic changes occur that historians associated with humanist influence. Explain how you can see humanist influence in the early Italian Renaissance. Your essay should have introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs. Use as much relevant vocabulary as possible.