Choose (1) of the following topics:
Define Humanism, and then write a paper that explains how The Prince represents a humanist approach to the art of governing, in contrast to the idea of government based on divine authority and Catholic dogma.
Google “The Agony in the Garden” by El Greco and “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa” by Bernini, and “The Prodigal Son” by Rembrandt and “The Milkmaid” by Vermeer (among other, similar images). Write a comparison/contrast paper that explains how the more religious art of the southern, Catholic areas of Western Europe differs from the more secular work of the artists in the Protestant areas north of the Alps. Notice the complex, visionary religious themes of the Catholic painters and the simple, more domestic piety of the Protestant painters.
300 words, MLA citations if needed