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Shft to High renaissance and reformation

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Virginia Commonwealth University
Arth 104 - Survey of Western Art

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ARTH 104 1nd Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Early renaissance and reformation Outline of Current Lecture II More art III Portraits IV Introduce high renaissance Current Lecture Italian painters mostly used tempera Artwork Annunciation Jan Van Eyck o Beginning of accurate and intricate detail Annunciation alter piece later depiction of the annunciation triptych o During this time period artists started adding vessels in their work that contained hidden facts that lead to the interpretation of the meaning behind the art work o Hidden vessels suggest social status and or wealth status etc o Not Italian art art branches out Italian art and renaissance art begin to show similarities Portraits become more popular and also the qualities of the portraits become repetitive o Portraits reveal psychological states in facial depiction and facial features Van Eyck s most famous painting is a double portrait Analfini and his wife there are questions of what this painting actually depicts marriage a business meeting fertility etc o The title of this work has changed over time our meaning of art works changes over time o Reference to the Medici family o Figures in painting are barefoot which symbolizes walking on sacred grounds or being one with the Earth End of 15th century Shift to high renaissance and reformation beginning of 16th century These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Most art in this time is based out of northern Europe Italy and Germany however Florence is still the epicenter True high renaissance was centered in Rome mostly because religious and political purposes the church is centered in Rome This is when the church goes through a crisis the great schism o There was panic about where the Pope would stay o Where the church would be homed o The advent of Christianity is centered in Rome and Rome was starting to lose its political power to

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