ABSTRACTS; post by 12 midnight Wednesday 2/1 in Dropbox (see tab to left).
Read *Baxandall, Painting and Experience in 15th-Century Italy (2nd ed., 1988), 29-56; and * Vasari, “Preface to the Third Part,” and
excerpt of “Life” of Leonardo, in Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, ed. Philip Jacks (Westminster, MD: Random House, 2006), 221-231, and
A. Nagel and C. Wood, ch. 1: “Plural Temporality of the Work of Art,” and ch. 9: “Fashion in Painting,” in Anachronic Renaissance (NY: Zone Books, 2010) 7-19, 85-95, 369-72, 388-90
For the readings write individual abstracts, answering the questions below for each:
Answer the following questions in 1-2 sentences each. Write each question preceding each answer:
1) What was the author trying to demonstrate/prove/argue?
2) What kind of evidence did s/he use?
3) Why does the question matter?
3) What do you see as the importance of the piece, or how did it change your understanding of the subject?
You can hand in your abstracts in a *single document* in the class Dropbox (tab to left). Please title the document Abstract 1 yourlastname (e.g. Abstract 1 Smitheree.docx).