Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Gale, Renaissance, UOL, UOL6-8, Uollesson, uolfinearts
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards

Renaissance Art and Music

Renaissance Art and Music

Overview

This resource is a Fine Arts student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically the Gale Biography in Context database - for conducting research about Renaissance artists.

About Utah's Online Library

Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login which their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.

Activity

Essential Question: How does art reflect culture?

Choose an artist, painter, sculptor, architect, or musician who was prominent in the European Renaissance (approximately the 1300s through the 1600s). What were his contributions? What were his influences?  How is his art or music a reflection of Renaissance ideals?

Students can search for an artist/musician in Utah's Online Library's Gale Biography in Context database. It provides helpful journal articles, encyclopedic entries, websites, and more. It’s kind of like one-stop shopping for all your biography needs.

The Gale Discovering Collection and the Gale Student Resources in Context database also have articles on the European Renaissance.

Curriculum ConnectionSecondary Fine Arts - Visual Arts Core - Art History and Criticism