CLEP Humanities : Analyzing the Form of Renaissance 2D Visual Art

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Example Questions

Example Question #103 : Fourteenth Through Sixteenth Century 2 D Art

Renaissance art made a dramatic departure from medieval art by __________.

Possible Answers:

None of the other answers

using fewer and less rich colors

putting more focus on religious subjects

deemphasizing classical subjects

using more realistic depictions of the human form

Correct answer:

using more realistic depictions of the human form


During the Renaissance, with a renewed focus on classical art and scientific understanding, visual arts underwent a significant change. In particular, religious themes dwindled in importance in comparison to classical subjects, and deeper, more varied colors were used to represent more realistic depictions of the human form.

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