Chapter 5: Mannerism, Venetian Painting, Germany, and the Netherlands

There are six sections in this unit 

  1. Chapter Overview
  2. The Protestant Reformation and Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
  3. Mannerism
  4. Venetian Painting
  5. Germany
  6. The Netherlands


Learning Goals:

  1. Explain how Michelangelo’s Last Judgment reflects the impact of the Reformation
  2. Describe the distinctive characteristics of the Mannerist style
  3. Describe the distinctive characteristics of the Venetian school of painting
  4. Discuss the subject matter of Mathias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece and how it related to its original setting
  5. Explain how Albrecht Dürer’s Four Apostles reflects Protestant views
  6. Explain how the emergence of “genre scenes” in 16th century Netherlandish painting can be related to the Protestant Reformation
  7. Explain how Hans Holbein’s The Ambassadors and Hieronymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights can both be related to growing tensions between secular values and spiritual beliefs


Khan Academy Quizzes:

Pontormo, The Entombment of Christ (Quiz)

Titian Venus of Urbino (Quiz)

Grunewald Isenheim Altarpiece (Quiz)