Florence and the Medici

On the Final

The Final will use the same format as the Midterm. You will be given 3 questions from which you will choose one. You will work up an essay from any sources you deem useful to compose your own, individual response. Please note the importance of the last three words of that sentence. You may use any of the resources on reserve, even if they have not been used in class. You may cite individual authors if you wish, and in fact one of the ideas of this essay is that you will demonstrate your own thoughtful reading, but be sure to indicate your sources.

To note sources here, just put the author's name in parenthesis with the page numbers, ie, (Avery: 33-37) At the end of the paper list the full source information in the proper style.

Books and articles have been placed on reserve in the Art Library to help you compose this essay. I will be looking at how you use the sources available to you to craft a cogent short paper. This paper should be the equivalent of from 2 to 4 typewritten pages, or about 700 to 1400 words. You may provide illustrations if you wish, but obviously they will not count as part of the text.

Please note that this essay is due in my mailbox by 5 pm on Tuesday, March 14.

Late Exams will not be accepted.

Final Questions

Please pick a topic outside of the area of your paper.

  1. Botticelli and Bronzino as painters for the Medici.
  2. Cosimo Pater Patriae and Cosimo I: their patronage and their importance for the Medici family.
  3. Fra Angelico, San Marco, and Savonarola.


(Above: Bertoldo di Giovanni. Medal portrait of Lorenzo de'Medici struck in commemoration of
the Pazzi conspiracy.  Bronze, 1478. 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

Return to Florence and the Medici Main Page

Your College Here | Art History Main Page