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What is the real name of mona lisa?

What is the real name of mona lisa?

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School: Mississippi State University
Department: History
Course: History Of Art II
Professor: Benjamin harvey
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: Art History
Cost: 25
Name: Art History II: Exam 2 Week 1
Description: These notes cover the beginning of the information for Exam 2
Uploaded: 02/23/2016
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02/12/16


What is the real name of mona lisa?



Leonardo Davinci

− Vitruvian man

− Wrote in his notebooks from right to left and backwards

− Drew from observation, but took that and tweaked it to make it something  imaginary

− Wonderful art­related quotes

− Has very few finished works

Leonardo da Vinci 

Last Supper

Circa 1495­98

Fresco (oil and tempera on plaster)

− Was working as a court artist for Sforza 

− The family Sforza was focused on the church: Santa Maria de la Grazi − Example of single point linear perspective

− 40% is original paint from Leonardo


What is the meaning of the painting mona lisa?



− Restored about 7 times

Leonardo da Vinci 

Mona Lisa

Circa 1503­05

Oil on wood

− Commissioned for Duke Geocondo

− Her real name is Lisa del Giocondo

− Mona Lisa = My Lady, Lisa

− Setting: sitting in an armchair with some architecture details behind her before  the landscape; probably in some sort of gazebo or open indoor space. Landscape  seems to be a reflection of her inner state/personality

− Pose: Italian portraits were usually in profile, not ¾ like in the Mona Lisa. Arm of the chair is parallel to the picture plane so she seems to be turning to acknowledge the viewer


What are the stresses major branches of learning?



− Using the psychology of presence: convincing the viewer that there is actually a  person there If you want to learn more check out What is article 1, section 9 is all about?

02/15/16

Still Leonardo

− Sfumato: smoky­ness, misty/hazy­ness caused by using paints with a high  medium to pigment ratio; glazes If you want to learn more check out How decisions are influenced?

− Light and shadow

Michelangelo

− Believed that the human body was the extreme expressive unit in art Michelangelo 

David

1501­04

Marble

− 12.5 tons

− Made to be seen from very far away, enhanced features (i.e. larger hands and  negative space around limbs)

− Gilded in some areas (branch, sling and loin cloth)

Michelangelo to Rome

Michelangelo 

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (including the Creation of Adam)

1508­12

Fresco

− 5800 ft2 

− Corners: Old Testament (x4)

− Triangular areas (above windows and lunettes): ancestors of Christ (x8) − Spandrels: Old Testament Prophets and Classical Sibyls (x12)

− Center: scenes from Genesis (x9); large and small scenes alternate − The Pope is a Rovere; their symbol is the oak leaf/acorn which are shown all over  the ceiling

02/17/16

Michelangelo 

Last Judgment We also discuss several other topics like How do you express doubt or uncertainty using the subjunctive?

1534­41

Fresco

− Commissioned for the Pope; Pope dies and the commission is continued for the  new Pope, Paul III

Raphael

Raphael 

School of Athens

1509­11

Fresco

− Stresses major branches of learning Don't forget about the age old question of What is fight or flight?

o Theology

o Jurisprudence

o The Arts

o Philosophy

− Architecture reflects the look of the new St. Peters (built by Bramante) − Focused on the Western canon of philosophy

02/19/16

Bramante 

Tempietto

1502

Building

− Tempietto means “little temple”

− Commissioned by King Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain

− Symbolically marking the place of Saint Peter’s crucifixion − Small building, not functional; important as a landmark

Mannerism

− What: painting sculpture and architecture characterized by: o Elongation, distortion, and human figure We also discuss several other topics like What is the second largest religion?

o Emphasis on artfulness and artifice over naturalness

o Spatial ambiguity and instability

o Stressing artistic difficulty

− When: 16th century art emerges in the 1520’s

− Where: Italy and France and generally Europe

− Early examples: Michelangelo (Last Judgment) and works by Parmigianino Parmigianino 

Madonna with the Long Neck We also discuss several other topics like What is direct current?

Circa 1530­33

Oil on wood

− Elongation and distortion of human figure

− Emphasis of artfulness and artifice over naturalness

− Spatial ambiguity and instability

− Given a sense of sexuality

− Complex symbolism

− Unfinished

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