UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Summer Examinations: 2000/2001
ARTISTS PATRONS AND CONSUMERS IN 16TH-CENTURY ITALY
Time allowed: 3 hours.
Candidates must answer THREE questions.
Read carefully the instructions on the answer book and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book.
1. Why was Michelangelo's Last Judgement so controversial in the sixteenth century?
2. How does a knowledge of the audience of the Sistine Ceiling elucidate its iconography?
3. What were Julius II's ambitions in commissioning the Stanze from Raphael, and how were they realised?
4. How useful are Vasari's Lives for an understanding of sixteenth-century painting?
5. How did sixteenth-century literature affect painters' ideas about representing women?
6. What were patron's expectations of altarpieces in the early sixteenth century?
7. To what extent were female patrons able to facilitate innovative works of art?
8. What did it mean for artists and patrons to call paintings poesie?
9. What were the conflicting demands on painters painting female portraits and how could these be resolved?
10. How important is function in the consideration of Mannerist art?