This is an essay question.

This essay must be at least 300-words long.

You learned about the 16th-century Renaissance and the later 18th-century Enlightenment—periods of human history that are often described as returns to intellectualism and classical ideals.  Write an essay that charts the commonalities between these historic periods.  In short, you should link the cultures of the 16th and 18th centuries by highlighting shared ideas and traditions in art that appeared during the Renaissance and reappeared during the Enlightenment.