The Renaissance focus on the individual was central to the philosophy of Humanism, which decreed a dramatic shift from God and the hereafter to humankind and the here, and now. As a result, subject matter expanded to include both religious and secular art works.
In this discussion, focus on artists such as Donatello, who reintroduced the nude (David), and Botticelli, who reintroduced mythology (Birth of Venus) as a major subject for art.
Note: Each student is expected to post a thread (5pts) and then post a response to at least one of your classmates (5pts) for a total of 10pts. Each post should be at least a paragraph in length (5 sentences or more). If you cannot reach a full paragraph in your response, try responding to more than one of your peers. Please review the rubric for this assignment before you begin working.
Missing a Post
Student posts a thread (5pts possible)
Student wrote a thoughtful reflection of the given topic, posting 5 complete sentences within their thread.
Student writes a thoughtful reflection of the given topic but is a few sentences short of the required 5 sentences.
Student writes 1-2 sentences.
Did not post a thread but responded to a classmate.
Score of Student posts a thread (5pts possible),
/ 5Posted a response to at least one of your classmates
Student wrote a thoughtful response to their classmate, posting 5 complete sentences in their response.
Student responds to more than one student but the combined responses equal 5 or more sentences.
Student writes a thoughtful response to their classmate but is a few sentences short of the required 5 sentences.
Student writes a 1-2 sentence response to their classmate.
Did not post a response but posted an initial thread.
Score of Posted a response to at least one of your classmates,
/ 5TotalScore of Discussions (10pts),
/ 10Overall Score
10 points minimum
Student posted at least five or more sentences for their initial thread and also for their response.
8 points minimum
Student posted both a thread and a response but was just short of ten sentences in total.
4 points minimum
Student posted only a few sentences in both their thread and/or their response.
Missing a Post
0 points minimum
Student is missing one or both posts.