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Art History Week 4 Notes Feb. 8-10

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Art History Week 4 Notes Feb. 8-10 ARTH 1306 - 001

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History of Art II (C) - 12353
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Date Created: 02/20/16
Art History Week 4 Notes Monday­Wednesday Feb. 8­10  Florence is considered to be the birth place of Italian Renaissance.  Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti were the two finalists of the competition for the east  door panels of the Baptistery of Florence Cathedral.  Filippo Brunelleschi, Sacrifice of Isaac, competition panel for east doors, Baptistery of  Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, 1401­1042, gilded bronze relief.  The prize that the winner received immortality because the relief panels will forever be  there at the Baptistery.  Lorenzo Ghiberti, Sacrifice of Isaac, competition panels for the east doors, Baptistery of  Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, 1401­1402, gilded bronze relief.  The instructions for the panels were: they must be a relief sculpture in bronze, use a pre­ determined shape, and sculpt the story of Abraham and Isaac.  Lorenzo Ghiberti won the competition and after Brunelleschi’s loss he decided to stop  sculpting and focus on painting.  This led to Brunelleschi inventing linear perspective.   Ghiberti, Gates of Paradise, east doors, Baptistery, 1425­1452, gilded bronze, 17 feet  high, modern copy circa 1980.  Ghiberti, Isaac and His Sons, from Gates of Paradise, east doors, Baptistery, Florence  Cathedral, gilded bronze relief, 1425­1452. Two scenes are being depicted:  Isaac’s wife Rebecca is blessed with 2 boys who are twins. Isau was not favored  to Jacob.  Near Isaac’s death he tells Isau to go out and kill a dear for dinner. While he is  away Rebecca tries to make Jacob inherit the throne but before she can Isaac  names Isau, the eldest, the new king.  Ghiberti looks to classical antiquity when he makes his sculptures.  Contrapposto Pose: This is an at ease pose where one leg is stiff and the other is at rest.  Donatello, David, 1440­1460, bronze free standing male nude because of classical  antiquity, commissioned by the Medici family.  Masaccio, Tribute Money, Brancaccio Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence, circa  1427, fresco. Christ and his disciples attempting to enter a roman city.  Chiaroscuro: Manipulation of light and shadow with changes in value to create the  illusion of 3D form on flat surface.  Atmospheric perspective: suggestion of distance with the diminution color, intensity, lack of detail and blurring of contours, as well as overall blue color of objects.  Masaccio was credited with the invention of atmospheric perspective.  Masaccio, Holy Trinity, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, circa 1428, fresco, round arch,  barrel vault, pilasters.  Sandro Boticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482, tempera on canvas, contrapposto pose.  Perugino, Christ Delivering the Keys of the Kingdom of Saint Peter, Sistine Chapel,  Vatican, Rome, 1481­1483, fresco.  Filippo Brunelleschi, Dome of Florence Cathedral, 1420­1436, Exterior and Interior,  ribbed dome, 375 feet tall.


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