World Art History II FA 202 Week One Notes
World Art History II FA 202 Week One Notes 202
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FA 20201: Art History 2 Week 1 Notes 11316 Renaissance in Italy Medieval = West Europe Byzantine east Europe Abstraction Tuscans had a lot of money and used a lot for art o North o Very naturalistic o Vasari wrote “Lives of the Artists” From Florence (pro Florence and believed that artists from Florence are better) Liked naturalism/realism Did not like abstraction Cimabue, Madonna Enthroned With Anger and prophets Mary/Madonna is usually dressed in blue, with a halo (often holding Jesus) Not much depth (figures look like they’re stacked on top of each other) One point perspective When in the presence of god, figures had their head covered (connected to nuns covering their head) 11516 Depictions of patrons or donor portraits Giotto made frescos (when the pigment is painted into wet plaster, making the colors stay very vibrant throughout time) Lots of frescos were painted in the way that the natural lighting of the building/room created, making them look more realistic Rebirth of antiquity (reuse of earlier architecture and art, such as columns; referencing Greek and Roman architecture) Columns o Styles: Doric (male) Corinthian (female) Ionic (child) o Parts Base Shaft Capital (top) Continuous Narration (several scenes depicted at once, much like a comic strip) During this time period the base of columns sometimes had sculptures Relief sculpture (sculptures carved on a large slab, meant to be seen from one direction) Perspective o Foreshortening (when a figure or object comes towards the viewer, requiring limbs to be rendered differently [if you see an arm coming towards you it looks shorter than it would from the side]) Often nowadays when art is made to be outside like doors etc., a copy is made so people can see the art where it was meant to be, while the original is preserved in a museum Enunciation scene (announcement/the moment of impregnation of Mary)
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