||Read Chapter XVII of Machiavelli's the Prince. Explain his main idea in this chapter in a brief essay of at least a page in length.
||Examine the work of Paolo Uccello. What element of art was his specialty? Explain how it is demonstrated in The Battle of San Romano. How does the location of this painting change the creation and composition of the piece?
||Brunelleschi was an accomplished mathematician as well as artist. He worked with mirrors to understand several mathematical principles, which he then applied to art. Explain the principles and show how he applied them.
||Explain the chemical process of the creation of fresco from the creation of the powdered plaster to the final finished product.
||Explain how the concept of usury came about and why it fueled antisemitism in Europe.