1. The theft in 1911 of the Mona Lisa caused an international stir. When the original was supposedly recovered, art experts validated it as the real thing. What if it were now discovered to be a magnificent forgery? Do you believe that would make any difference? Support your stance.

2. What did Picasso mean when he said we should all go through life as children?

3. As you can see from this chapter, historical periods are often defined and characterized by the kind of art that, in the opinions of historians of the humanities, best summed up the spirit oft heir time. For example, the Florentine Renaissance is essentially summed up by the work of the the three immortal artists it produced. When future generations look back upon our age, which artist do you think would best represent what our time was like?

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