The High Renaissance in Florence and Rome

  1. How does the style of Leonardo and Michelangelo differ from the style of the Renaissance; what new approaches and techniques did they introduce?
  2. What did Leonardo men by “the intentions of the soul,” and how was it expressed in his art?
  3. Explain Michelangelo’s concept of “artistic license.” Where did he believe his ideas came from, and how did he justify the liberties that he took?
  4. How did the role and status of the artist change in the High Renaissance?
  5. How does Michelangelo’s painting of the Creation of Adam reflect humanist ideas, and how does it reflect his ideas about artistic creation?
  6. Explain how Raphael’s School of Athens reflects the changing role of the artist in the Renaissance