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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Audrey Pontin on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ARH 202 - 001 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Deirdre Marie Moench in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Renaissance Through Early Twentieth Century in Art History at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.
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Date Created: 09/13/16
The following ARH 202 notes are from Professor Moench’s lecture on 9/9/16. Venice (Cont.) Titian, Pesaro Madonna, 15191526 o Commissioner, Jacob Pesaro, pictured at bottom of stairs Won battle against Turks: depicted through symbolism of the soldier holding Pesaro coat of arms flag and Turk with turban o 1 time Madonna and Child are not centered o Mary sits on stairs: alluding to the stairway to heaven o St. Francis reoccurs showing stigmata o Youngest Pesaro son painted in, looking out to the audience, not paying attention o Mary wears signature Titian red o Pesaro is pictured as well dressed in contemporary wardrobe while surrounding figures are dress like Romans o Columns lead eyes to cloud holding angels who hold a crucifix: premonition of Jesus’ death o Columns represent family strength Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538 o Unknown model, possibly Titian’s wife = scandalous o Inspired by Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus o Maids in background gather woman’s clothes o Painting is divided by black curtain; highlights woman’s important features and action of the maid in the back. o She lays on Titan red couch o Symbols for Venus: Bushel of roses in woman’s hand Potted myrtle plant in background on window ceil o Curled up dog at feet: fidelity Rare since courtesans were not usually loyal o Contemporary architecture aiding viewer to relate to setting Titian, Danae with Nursemaid, 15531554 o Danae: mother of Perseus o Locked up in tower in order to avoid becoming pregnant and creating offspring who with defeat Danae’s father. o Greek god, Zeus, comes in the form of a shower of gold coins from the window to impregnate Danae. o Loose brushstrokes: hazy effect More energy, creates reverb o Contrast of young and old from left to right Danae is pale as she is sheltered inside in the tower The following ARH 202 notes are from Professor Moench’s lecture on 9/9/16. o Reclining nude o Finger inadvertently pointing at dog o Curtains drawn back to present figures, like a magical show o Made for Philip II Titian, Pope Paul III, 154346 o 75 yrs. old pope sits in chair with different shades of red surrounding him o Titian’s talent shown through painted textures velvet, wood, leather o Serious and tired tone o Pope appears physically sunken down by cloth of his wardrobe o Lines on his face and the folds in his clothing point downward to leather purse Raises question of what is in bag? Titan, Rape of Europa, 15591562 o Europa is taken captive by Zeus in the form of a bull o She appears scared and frantic as she grasps on for her life to the bull’s horns o Friends of Europa, scared for her, wave from island in background o Flying putti mimic Europa’s anxiousness and energy in the body positions Titian, Pieta, 1570 o Titian start to face idea of death himself, therefore overall tones of his paintings become grim and dark This painting was originally made for his tomb o Mary holds Jesus’ corpse o Apse in the background with mosaic ceiling Mosaic of a pelican: represents Jesus pelicans will shed their blood to feed their offspring as Jesus shed blood for his followers o Moses and pagan Sybil in statue form representing old testament o Mary Magdalene and Joseph of Arimathea present o All figures create a diagonal line through body positions Flying angel creates counter diagonal line with lit torch o More dramatic opposed to traditional calm mourning o Lions in sculpture base represent King Solomon
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