Renaissance Architecture Features Quiz

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In which city is the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, commonly known as 'Duomo Cathedral of Florence,' located?


Who is considered the Founding Father of Renaissance Architecture?

Filippo Brunelleschi

Where is the Porta Pia located?


Which artist was approached to take on the project of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome after the death of Donato Bramante?


What unique features of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower helped spark the Italian Renaissance and inspire artists and engineers across Europe?

Classical culture

When did the Italian Renaissance originate?

15th century

What best describes the Renaissance architecture style?

A style reflecting the rebirth of Classical culture, originating in Florence in the early 15th century and replacing the medieval Gothic style

Which artist is known for the fresco 'The Last Judgment' that covers the entire altar wall of the Sistine Chapel?

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Who was responsible for the initial design of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome before Michelangelo took on the project?

Donato Bramante

Which city is home to the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, commonly known as 'Duomo Cathedral of Florence'?


What historical event does Porta Pia, located at the start of Via Nomentana, commemorate?

The unification of Italy

Which artist and architect is often referred to as the 'Founding Father of Renaissance Architecture'?

Filippo Brunelleschi

Which painting depicts the Second Coming of Christ and the Last Judgement?

The Transfiguration

Which painting is known for its depiction of the Virgin Mary, Child, and the Magi forming a triangular shape?

The Adoration of the Magi

Which artwork showcases Leonardo da Vinci's 'sfumato' technique, known as 'Leonardo's smoke'?

The Virgin of the Rocks

Which painting is considered an unfinished portrayal of a young woman with disheveled hair?

Head of a Woman (La Scapigliata)

Which painting is famous for the enigmatic expression of the portrayed woman, which seems both alluring and aloof?

Mona Lisa

Which painting exemplifies Raphael's development as an artist and the culmination of his career?

The Transfiguration

Which painting is part of the vast masterpiece that adorns the Sistine Chapel and shows Adam extending his hand toward God?

The Creation of Adam

Which painting depicts the first celebration of the Eucharist, a ritual still performed today?

The Last Supper

'The Virgin of the Rocks' by Leonardo da Vinci refers to his fine shading and subtle shifts from light to dark, giving his paintings an illusionistic atmosphere. What technique is this referred to as?


In which painting does Leonardo da Vinci depict a self-portrait of himself on the far right?

The Adoration of the Magi

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