Italian Renaissance Art 50-56

Read the Meiss and Cohn readings for Jan. 31. (Be sure to read the period text by Boccaccio as well for a sense of how the plague was experienced by people of the time.) In a paper of 1-2 pages present each author’s main thesis about the relationship between artistic change and the plague and note briefly the types of evidence which they used to support their claims. Then, in a concluding paragraph briefly comment on whether you feel that Cohn and Meiss are in fundamental agreement about the impact of the plague or whether they see the artistic and cultural implications of this event in different terms.