What is the Protestant Reformation?

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Module 6: Reading and Video Quiz

Instructions

The answers for these questions can be found in your readings and videos. Each answer should be at least five sentences long and answer all parts of the question. Each question is worth 2 points.

What is the Protestant Reformation? Who was behind it and how did it change both art and society in Europe in the 16th century?
What is Mannerism? Why is it called the “stylish style?” Who was the primary audience for this style?
Give one example of a work in the Mannerist style and discuss how it is different from the art of the High Renaissance.
How did Giambologna’s Abduction of the Sabine Women continue the ideas of Humanism that had been developed in the Early and High Renaissance while at the same time changing the nature of sculpture?
Certain of the religious scenes that were done in the Mannerist style were criticized or rejected as in appropriate. Why do you think this was the case?

 

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