Art History 2009 Class 4 Lecture

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Slides accompanying Dick Nelson's art history seminar March 26, 2009.

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  • ARCHITECTONIC SYSTEM TO OFFERS A SUBLIMINAL FACE OF CHRIST

    In the church of Fraga (Aragon-Spain) were tested vaulted new techniques to suggest the Jesus face. http://webspace.webring.com/people/or/ramonetriu/gotico-enigmatico.html

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    ARQUITECTONICO SISTEMA PARA OFRECER UNA SUBLIMINAL CARA DE CRISTO

    En la iglesia de Fraga (ARAGON-España) se ensayaron nuevas técnicas de abovedado para sugerir un rostro de Jesús. http://webspace.webring.com/people/or/ramonetriu/gotico-enigmatico.html

    ROSTRO SUBLIMINAL: En la iglesia de Fraga (ARAGON-España) ensayaron sugerir un rostro de Jesús. http://webspace.webring.com/people/or/ramonetriu/gotico-enigmatico.html
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Art History 2009 Class 4 Lecture

  1. 1. The High Renaissance Man, the measure of all things.
  2. 2. Greek Classicism: The model Action in repose. A rebirth of humanism. Man stands alone, prepared to take the consequences of his own actions.
  3. 3. From medieval inhibited forms to free-standing sculpture of the Early Renaissance.
  4. 4. Late Gothic: Art depicts other worldly concerns. Flat, hieratic and dematerialized images in a heavenly space of gold leaf. Duccio
  5. 5. The Parthenon, Athens FLORENCE, the NEW ATHENS Humanism is reborn as Man asserts his will in art forms imbued with Christian meaning. Brunelleschi’s Duomo
  6. 6. Ghiberti Baptistry Competition Brunelleschi And the winner is….
  7. 7. Bronze doors of the baptistry. Humanism imbued with Christian meaning. Ghiberti
  8. 8. Baptistry of Florence
  9. 9. Uccelo Early Renaissance: Exploiting linear perspective.
  10. 10. Mantegna Pre-occupation with 3D spatial effects. Masaccio
  11. 11. One point perspective brings spatial harmony in a 3D illusion of reality.
  12. 12. The High Renaissance A culmination of visual knowledge and aesthetic groundbreaking. In the brief span of 25 years, four great masters produced works unparalleled in artistic achievement. Raphael Da Vinci Michelangelo Titian Leonardo da Vinci
  13. 13. Familiar subject matter realizes its full potential in the hands of Leonardo da Vinci.
  14. 14. Pre-Renaissance depiction Of the Last Supper. Pictorial visualization with little understanding or concern with the visual realities of this world.
  15. 15. Ghirlandio The Last Supper Do you get the point? When more is less.
  16. 16. Da Vinci utilizes linear perspective and groupings to organize space. The viewer is placed in the audience; not as a participant at the table. Judas is placed in opposition to Christ at a 90 degree angle.
  17. 17. Religious themes infused with… Idealized participants. Linear painting technique. Closed-form and Plane composition. All forms a re en closed Figures and landscape within a p rescribed are placed parallel to diagram. the pictu plane. re
  18. 18. Unified Compositions: Perspective serves a greater cause. The viewer is guided through a scene of related elements.
  19. 19. Giotto: A Late Gothic fresco painter anticipates the Renaissance. Figures appear to be of this world, depicted as three dimensional, fully modeled images. Early evidence of concern with visual phenomena, but limited by the lack of knowledge of linear and aerial perspective. The Deposition
  20. 20. Raphael The Deposition
  21. 21. Raphael The School Of Athens
  22. 22. Anticipating the Baroque Titian The Deposition
  23. 23. Titian Georgione Venus The Venetian School Pagan art for the wealthy merchant. Titian
  24. 24. Michelangelo The Sistine Chapel
  25. 25. Michelangelo’s drawing and completed fresco for the Sistine Chapel. Just one of 320 life-sized figures painted in four and a half years.
  26. 26. Michelangelo believed the form was in the stone, waiting for his mallet and chisel for liberation.
  27. 27. Michelangelo portrays himself with the spiritual force behind his prolific efforts.
  28. 28. The Last Judgment An aging Michelangelo’s last chapter for the west wall of the Sistine Chapel.
  29. 29. Lorenzo de Medici Dusk & Dawn Giuliano de Medici Night Day Michelangelo’s Tomb Of The Medici Manneristic Sculpture
  30. 30. MANNERISM transforms “the calm, balanced grandeur” of the Renaissance into disquieting distortion, ambiguity and hidden meanings. Pontormo
  31. 31. El Greco: Spanish Mannerism Paramigianino: Italian Mannerism
  32. 32. Story Climax Anti-Climax Linear Painterly Time Stopped Time-In-Flux Reason Passion Renaissance Baroque Michelangelo’s David Bernini’s David

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