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World Art History II FA 202 Week One Notes

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Notes on the Renaissance and some important terms to note. This week is particularly important for those who haven't taken an Art History class before because we learned important concepts and term...
World Art History II
Hallie Meradith
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fine arts, Art History, World Art History




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Date Created: 01/15/16
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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