Leaving Cert Art History Structuring a Sample Answer

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Practising Exam Questions 4

The art of perspective was developed during the Early Renaissance in Florence. Discuss this statement making detailed reference to a named work of art by Paolo Uccello (1397-1475) and discuss briefly another work by Uccello or a work by any artist of the early Renaissance that clearly shows the use of perspective. Illustrate your answer. 5

The Early Renaissance (c.1350-c.1470) 5

Importance of Florence – Why did so many early Renaissance artists work there? 5

Development of perspective 5

Paolo Uccello 6

Practising Exam Questions

Practise answering the following questions in ‘exam conditions’ – i.e. no access to books or notes, timing yourself. Allow yourself 45 minutes to answer a question.

On the following page is a sample question & key points that should be included in an answer. We have used bullet points but we recommend you practise essay-style answers.

The art of perspective was developed during the Early Renaissance in Florence. Discuss this statement making detailed reference to a named work of art by Paolo Uccello (1397-1475) and discuss briefly another work by Uccello or a work by any artist of the early Renaissance that clearly shows the use of perspective. Illustrate your answer.

The key points you need to remember in attempting this question:

You are asked to discuss a statement using Uccello as evidence to back up your answer

Your answer should show evidence of the development of perspective in the early

Renaissance period ...

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