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Old March 1st, 2015, 09:48 AM   #1

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This isn't really a homework question but I'm studying for an exam right now and I'm stumped on two study questions my teacher gave me.

1) What types of materials were printed in the first fifty years of printing?
  • I know through moveable type, books and pamphlets were created and I know that paper is an invention from the Chinese and Arabs.

2) Explain the achievements of at least three Renaissance artists

Leonardo da Vinci - painted Mona Lisa
Donatello - famous artist

As you see, my knowledge on these two topics is rudimentary at best and my textbook isn't giving any answers to these two study questions. Any help is appreciated!
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Old March 1st, 2015, 11:30 AM   #2

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"Exam" is a little sketchy as to the level you're studying at. Pre-Kindergarten or University?

1) Religious items (bibles); popular newsheets (propaganda). Those were the things that had the greatest impact on society.

2) is badly worded. Explaining the achievements of three renaissance artists could take a whole volume!
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"Exam" is a little sketchy as to the level you're studying at. Pre-Kindergarten or University?

1) Religious items (bibles); popular newsheets (propaganda). Those were the things that had the greatest impact on society.

2) is badly worded. Explaining the achievements of three renaissance artists could take a whole volume!
Because kindergarteners would be analyzing Renaissance Europe

Ok thanks for helping
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Because kindergarteners would be analyzing Renaissance Europe

Ok thanks for helping
I could help more if you would actually say what level you're studying at, but as it's some kind of dark secret, screw ya. Have a nice day.
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Because kindergarteners would be analyzing Renaissance Europe
They actually do. I have witnessed a teacher take a full week of preschool dedicated to everything Renaissance where kids did various activities. It helped them learn their colors as well as comparing and contrasting different paintings. It was a good time.
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"Exam" is a little sketchy as to the level you're studying at. Pre-Kindergarten or University?

1) Religious items (bibles); popular newsheets (propaganda). Those were the things that had the greatest impact on society.

2) is badly worded. Explaining the achievements of three renaissance artists could take a whole volume!
Question one is flat awful. Question 2 has the potential to be a great one assuming the teacher has purposely made it so open ended. If the teacher is looking for specific answers then it becomes another regurgitation question.

You've done a great job helping the OP out. The only thing I can add is some advice for that second question. I would focus on the achievements of Renaissance art rather then use an artist as an example for that achievement. For instance, the stress of humanism in art (the focus on the individual) would be an achievement of Da Vinci when he completed his Mona Lisa. By looking at the question in this way it helps to provide a complete answer rather than just listing artists and their work.
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Consider the following ideas for further developing your own answer to the original assignment. This is not a definite list, but it's just some brainstorming for you :

-In what ways did the art change? (medieval vs renaissance)

-Why did renaissance artists achieve great things? How were the achievements possible?

-What things did they (renaissance artists) achieve? Can you provide practical examples to demonstrate change in art?

-Art can be many forms like: theater plays, poetry, sculpture, paintings, architecture...
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