Issues from the Caravaggio case study

A close review of the 11 sections of the Case Study reveals 6 main issues, listed in the table below. Review the Case Study carefully and identify the sections in which each issue is discussed.


Identify the sections of the Caravaggio case study in which these issues are discussed.

Issue Case Study Section # Correct
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
What optical devices could artists use?
How would artists use them?
Why would artists use them?
Were they available before AD 1700?
How can we tell if they were used?
Were they actually used?

The 6 issues reduce to 2 broad issues:

  • The devices themselves
  • The uses to which they may be put

Optical devices:

  • What are they?
  • How and why were they used?
  • Were they available?

Use of optical devices:

  • Were they used?
  • How can we tell?

These issues are listed on the summary: Summarize the issues

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