As with the Midterm, the exam will consist of an essay which you will research using the material in the text and the class lectures. You may use art that was not discussed in class, but is part of the text. You may refer to images, in passing, from the first part of the course if you wish, but these will not be counted towards the number of works you are to discuss. Otherwise, you need to use no fewer than six and no more than eight images.

As with the Midterm, there are three essay choices for the Final. You are to pick two and write them up in advance, before coming to class. At the Final, you will be given a paper with two topics from the three (choices 1 & 2, or 1 & 3, or 2 & 3); you will write out one of these in class. No notes of any sort are allowed, and no slides will be shown.

For each essay, you will need to cite 6-8 works of art and use three artistic periods.

Completed essays should be 5-6 pages long.

You are encouraged to work with other students in our class on your essay. However, duplication of essays among students will cause both or all to be failed in the final exam and perhaps in the class itself.

If you have to leave the room during the Final for any reason you cannot return.

If you miss the Final a make-up will be allowed for only the most persuasive reasons.

Here are the three essay topics for the Final

  1. Discuss portraiture in sixteenth-century Italy.
  2. Discuss (non-portrait) painting in Italy circa 1520 to 1570. Please include at least one artist each who worked in Florence, Rome, and Venice.
  3. An architectural historian has declared that "Palladio probably was repelled by the bizarre element in the work of Michelangelo." Discuss Michelangelo's distinctive architectural style within the context of the new tradition of the sixteenth century. Please include citations of the work of at least two but not more than three other architects for comparison and contrast.

The Final for Section F (MWF 1:15-2:15) is : Monday, May 7 11:00 am to 1:30 p.m.
The Final for Section S (TTh 3:30-4:45) is : Thursday May 3 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note that no early exams will be given

(Above right) Jacopo Sansovino. Madonna del Parto. 1518. Sant'Agostino, Rome.
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