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Art History Survey 1907 Week 2 Notes

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Art History Survey 1907 Week 2 Notes section 002

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Art Hisyort Survey 1907
Michael Duffy
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Date Created: 09/09/16
Lecture Notes Part 2 Art History 1907 Section 002 Giotto (Tuscan Artist)  He was active in the 1300s  Created and Italian style  Also created language to improve painting styles in that period  Constructed The Arena Chapel  The chapel was constructed in Padua close to Venice in North Italy  Built near ruins of Roman structure known as the arena  Given material by Enrico Scrovengi who was a wealthy merchant Enrico Scrovengi  Scrovengi was the son of the Sin of Usury (named Reginaldo) and wanted to right his father’s wrongs  Reginaldo got his name after he began profiting loans in the Roman Catholic Church  Over the center of the chapel is the beginning of the annunciation  Paintings on the walls also includes stories of the life of the virgin  Dado painted imitation of marble  Paintings on the walls of the chapel include 7 deadly sins, the passionate, crucifixion, and the withered tree (reflection of Christ’s words)  Giotto moves turn the traditional poses of the figures in order to bring us into the painting (fresco technique)  He appeals to us by relating to human emotion and promoting humanism Important Terms ( Italian Origin)  Jornada- a days work; what you can accomplish in a fresco painting in a day  Arriccio- a thick coat of plaster  Sinopia- the “under dry” of a painting normally done quickly  Intonaco- put over the sinopia; fine plaster coat; thin and semi transparent Maestra by Duccio (1311)  Sienna Cathedral Altar piece  Central panel 7x13 ft  Painted on a number of boards of wood attached to each other  The pradella is a long piece at the bottom  The back illustrates the life of Christ; the front of the Maestra displays the life of Mary                          The resurrection of Lazarus is included  Everyone stares at Lazarus and one man even covers his nose- notice the linear movement in the head of the crowd  Others look at Christ (they respond to him directly)  Shows more interest in human emotion (what stinks? Why does he cover his nose?)  Duccio is good at making things clear and realistic  Duccio did something never seen before by creating rhythms aesthetically and historically  Eventually the piece was removed to put in different museums


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