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Classical, medieval, and renaissance art

  1. 1. Classical, Medieval, or Renaissance Art Which period is it from?
  2. 2. Artwork A
  3. 3. Renaissance Period (1406 C.E.) <ul><li>Madonna and Child with Two Angels </li></ul><ul><li>Filippo Lippi, Italian painter </li></ul><ul><li>Mary seated with two angels holding her baby Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Very lifelike figures and expressive faces </li></ul><ul><li>Colors responding to light </li></ul><ul><li>Background shows perspective as it extends far into the distance </li></ul><ul><li>Religious subject </li></ul>
  4. 4. Artwork B
  5. 5. Classical Period (3rd Century B.C.E) <ul><li>Bathing Venus </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown Roman Artist, marble sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Made as a copy of a Greek bronze statue </li></ul><ul><li>Venus, the goddess of love and beauty (nude) </li></ul><ul><li>Expresses a serenity (calm) and balance that ancient Greeks thought was ideal </li></ul>
  6. 6. Artwork C
  7. 7. Renaissance Period (1482 C.E.) <ul><li>Primavera </li></ul><ul><li>Sandro Botticelli, paint on wood panel </li></ul><ul><li>Mythological version of the coming of spring. Primavera means “spring” in Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Aphrodite (goddess of beauty and love) at center, Hermes (messenger of gods) at left. </li></ul><ul><li>Set in a beautiful garden showing a fascination in nature </li></ul>
  8. 8. Artwork D
  9. 9. Medieval Period (1280 C.E.) <ul><li>Madonna and Child in Majesty </li></ul><ul><li>Italian artist Cimabue, paint on wood panel </li></ul><ul><li>12 foot altar piece </li></ul><ul><li>Mary and Jesus sitting on a large elegant throne </li></ul><ul><li>Faces are serious with little feeling </li></ul><ul><li>Figures are 2-dimensional, or flat </li></ul>
  10. 10. Artwork E
  11. 11. Classical Period (c. 400 B.C.E.) <ul><li>Grave Stele of Hegeso </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown Greek artist, Marble sculpture c. 400 B.C.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Made for a wealthy woman’s grave, she sits in a chair examining jewelry brought to her by her servant </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth and calm faces and poses balanced </li></ul>
  12. 12. Artwork F
  13. 13. Renaissance Period ( c. 1475 C.E.) <ul><li>Pieta </li></ul><ul><li>Michelangelo, marble sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Mary holds Jesus in her lap after crucifixion </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expressions are both sad and painful </li></ul><ul><li>Both Mary and Jesus are young and beautiful, both realistic and idealized. Mary would have been much older. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Credits Artwork A: Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy/Bridgeman Art Library Artwork B: Scala/Art Resource, NY Artwork C: Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy/Alinari/Art Resource, NY. Artwork D: Musee du Louvre, Paris/Photo by Gerard Blot/Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Art Resource, NY. Artwork E: Nimatallah/Art Resource, NY. Artwork F: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican State, Rome/Scala/Art Resource, NY.

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