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Art 283, First Week of Notes

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Art 283, First Week of Notes Art 283

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These are the notes from the first week of the class, some of it is notes I took from the text
Survey of Western Art History II
Larry Ball
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Art, Art History, Survey of Western Art History II, Art 283
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashley Notetaker on Sunday January 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art 283 at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point taught by Larry Ball in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Survey of Western Art History II in Art History at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

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Italo-Byantine and Italian Proto-Ranaissance Pigment- dry powdered colored matter that was made from minerals and plants Binder- a liquid that you mix with pigment that creates paint Tempera- a paint where egg yolk is the binder, mixed with pigment  You can make your own paint from pigment  Nature of the paint is determined by your choice of binder  Egg yolk tempera dried through evaporation and leaves extremely saturated, concentrated layer of paint  Painters who use tempera are paid a lot because it is hard to work with and dries quickly  It turns out a matte surface when dried Read from textbook  There is only one church, “the christian church”  Spiritualism was very important but now it’s switching over to rationalism in western civilization Spiritualism- there is a divine realm far beyond anything human, all that mattered to Christians  They didn’t attempt to understand the divine realm but sought to do things to get themselves there  Spiritualistic art wasn’t realistic at all since they aren’t human, they used symbolism Rationalism- use your head  Rise of rationalism in the Christian church was 1100  They rejected the earth realm Madonna- idealized symbol of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus figure, used bright colors to add beauty Anon, Mellon Madonna, Italo-Byzantine 1100-1300 Cimabue, Madonna Enthroned, Italo-Byzantine 1100-1300  On these two pieces, they used cheaper blue paint and it stayed better since it didn’t evaporate  Christ is usually giving some sort of symbol  They have plater halos on the Virgin Mary and Jesus’s halo has a cross Italian Proto-Renaissance 1250=1400  Rationalism  S. Thomas Aquinas- philosopher who looks at Aristotle’s works and thought that Christians should think rationally  S. Francis of Assisi- rationalistic improvements, realizes that Jesus always talked about earthly things (non spiritualistic) be good on earth Hierarchical scale- a primitive and unrealistic technique where you make the important things in the piece bigger and the less important things smaller. Prophet- someone before the coming of Christ who for-comes the coming of Christ Patron- person who pays for the art and tells the artist what they want, commissions the artwork Nicola Pisano, Pisa Baptistery Pulpit, Italian Proto-Renaissance 1250-1400  Proto=before  Make things bigger, fancier, and make more  Columns are from old Roman columns and they are different stones and sizes Nicola Pisano, Annunciation/Nativity, Pisa Baptistery Pulpit, Italian-Proto Renaissance 1250-1400 Continuous narration- show passage of time by showing one person multiple times Annunciation- depicts when Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary she’s pregnant with the Christ child


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