3. Discuss the idea of the Renaissance man (person), and address the qualities which separated Leonardo’s vision of the world from that of most of his contemporaries. To what authority did Leonardo look? Was he a man of great faith? To what degree did he accept the philosophical and stylistic dogma of classical antiquity?
4. Compare Jan Van Eyck’s Ghent Altar Piece with Massacio’s The Tribute Money. How did these two artists differ in their approach to the idea of space and design. What elements of design or form were Northern Renaissance artists interested in? What were Italian artists concerned with? How do these differences in approach reflect their respective cultures?