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background image Art History II: EXAM TWO Look up images to study with the material. Pay special attention to style of the artist and the date of the work. Leonardo Davinci Vitruvian man Has very few finished works   Sfumato: smoky­ness, misty/hazy quality caused by using paints with a high medium to pigment ratio; 
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 Only about 40% is original paint from Leonardo Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa
Circa 1503­05 Oil on wood Commissioned for Duke Giocondo 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 
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
Using the psychology of presence: convincing the viewer that there is actually a person there Michelangelo Believed that the human body was the extreme expressive unit in art Michelangelo
1501­04 Marble 12.5 tons Made to be seen from very far away, enhanced features (i.e. larger hands and negative space around 
Gilded in some areas (branch, sling and loin cloth) Michelangelo
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (including the Creation of Adam, the Fall of Man and Deluge)
1508­12 Fresco 5800 ft 2 Corners: Old Testament (x4) Triangular areas (above windows and lunettes): ancestors of Christ (x8) Spandrels: Old Testament Prophets and Classical Sibyls (x12)
background image Center: scenes from Genesis (x9); large and small scenes alternate Michelangelo
Last Judgment
Raphael Raphael
School of Athens (Philosophy)
Stresses major branches of learning o Theology o Jurisprudence o The Arts o Philosophy Bramante
Commissioned by King Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain Symbolically marking the place of Saint Peter’s crucifixion Small building, not really functional, but mainly important as a landmark Mannerism What: painting sculpture and architecture characterized by: o Elongation, distortion, and human figure o Emphasis on artfulness and artifice over naturalness o Spatial ambiguity and instability o Stressing artistic difficulty When: 16 th  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
Circa 1530­33
Oil on wood
Emphasizes all aspects of Mannerism Given a sense of sexuality Unfinished Cellini
Perseus with the Head of Medusa
Circa 1554

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School: Mississippi State University
Department: History
Course: History of Art 2
Professor: Benjamin Harvey
Term: Spring 2016
Name: Art History II: Exam 2 Study Guide
Description: This study guide includes all material covered on and before Monday 02/29/16 for exam two on Friday 03/04/16
Uploaded: 02/26/2016
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