This lesson starts with a flowchart showing such developments as the invention of oil paints and the use of canvas, that created a revolution in painting. Following that is a timed presentation of 108 art slides with text showcasing and explaining some of the high points of the Renaissance and background to the lives of the artists who made them. Since this is a timed Powerpoint, I typically play music from the renaissance to set the tone. The students especially like a contemporary vocal group called Medieval Baebes that do late medieval and renaissance era songs.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide-by-slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. To illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest there are also picture essays on such topics as the invention of perspective, the plants and minerals used as pigments for the paints, how to paint a fresco, and the first supermodel. This packet also contains a student reading and flowchart to copy for students. lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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