"The Classical Tradition reborn"
Please write ONE paragraph per part with a minimum of 125 words for each part of the discussion by responding to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
There are Three parts to Discussion Option A.
1) Identify two classical Greek and / or Roman figures or qualities in any work by Michelangelo or by Raphael.
2) Discuss the primary reasons why popes and other patrons might allow such trappings of ancient pagan culture within a Christian society, even in sacred contexts. Provide a rationale for your response.
3) Describe any modern structure or sculpture or work of art where you can identify either ancient pagan images or features, or a mix of elements from different cultures and periods.
Evaluation Criteria For Threaded Discussions: Your discussion must have ONE paragraph with a minimum of 125 words for each part of the discussion. Discussion question(s) should present well-reasoned and thoughtful analyses. Each student will also need to respond to a classmates Original Discussion Thread, but on a topic that is different than your Initial discussion. For example - if your initial response is to Discussion Option A, then your response to a classmate needs to be to someone who posts an initial response to Discussion Option B. The response needs to have a minimum of 50 Words and add to the discussion topic. Don't simply say "I agree with so-and-so" or " Mona Lisa is cool" and expect that to suffice. I look for well-reasoned and thoughtful comments; I will not penalize you for opinions with which I disagree. You are not limited to one post and are encouraged to be actively involved in the discussion.
Michelangelo and Raphael: The Classical Tradition Reborn
Chapter 15 (pp. 494-5, 505-513), Stylistic features and imagery from ancient classical art and myth; review Week 8 Music Folder
Sistine Chapel tour at http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/sistine-chapel-ceiling.html
Sistine Chapel information at http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/3sistina/index.html
Sistine Chapel theory at http://karlzipser.com/michelangelo.html
Keep around 125 words if possible.