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The Needle And The Brush: Renaissance Florence

Sample Portion from an Art Interpretation Activity


Images of Women in Renaissance Art
Study paintings below, then do to the following Discussion Questions.


Discussion Questions:

 -  Which of the activities shown would be done by upper class women?
      -  Which by town women?
      -  Which by peasant women?

 -  Which activities were necessary for the survival of the woman's family?

 -  Use the paintings to describe the clothes women wore, and how they dressed their hair.

 
ASSISTING AT BIRTH

 
PLAYING A DULCIMER

 
CARRYING WHEAT TO A MILL

 
SELLING JEWELS IN A SHOP

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