Art History 22 Week Two Notes
Art History 22 Week Two Notes ART HIS 22
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Week Two Art History Notes Discussion: 1. Classical Architecture a. Georgio Vasari coined the term “Renaissance” b. Postlintel structure i. Two columns connected; fully functional with decorative features c. Columns become less functional and more decorative in the Roman times; arches add more support d. Brunelleschi: Dome of Santa Maria dei Fiore, Florence, b.1418 e. Circle is the most important architectural element in the Renaissance i. It creates centrality f. Spolia: repurposing of an object g. New St. Peter’s i. Silhouette looks like a cross Lecture One th 2. Italy was not a unified country until the 19 century; it was made up of citystates 3. Veronese, Apotheosis of Venice a. Massive canvas painting on the ceiling framed by wood to support it b. Located in the room known as the Grand Council Hall in Ducal Palace in Venice i. Space for men, not women c. Portrait of Henry III located on the right of the painting i. Puts the allegory of Venice (the woman in the center of the painting) in a monarchical context 4. Venice is the only location in the Italian peninsula after the 16 century that was able to maintain an ideal republican government a. People who wanted to take over the government were not able to because they could not access it due to the fact that it is completely surrounded by water 5. Baldicchino: structure that frames an important religious object 6. Portraits of Queen Elizabeth emphasize her virginity and celebrate her purity 7. When she first became queen, officials urged Queen Elizabeth to marry in order to lean on her husband for support and produce children to have legitimate heirs. a. Queen Elizabeth exploits her desirability to use the idea of erotic act as a political force 8. The mask of youth: referred to how later paintings of her did not convey signs of age; instead she is depicted as somebody who has this youthful face; this portrays the idea of virginity over time and that she is timeless 9. She maintained Britain’s independence by not marrying someone from another kingdom 10. Masque: courtly entertainment; theatrical performance 11. The Rainbow Portrait a. She is connected with the idea of the sun 1. Text says “there is no rainbow without the sun” b. Her headdress: there is repetition with framing her face c. She is in her late 60s in the portrait, however is portrayed as youthful d. Details that look like horns (specifically in the headdress) i. Linked to the mythological character Diana, huntress, strong and powerful e. Her robe has eyes and ears on it; she can see and hear things in the kingdom around her and that she is composed of her subjects f. There is a snake on her left sleeve; associated with the idea of knowledge 12. Visual analysis example: a. The Death of Dido by Rubens i. Nude female figure in the foreground; her body is contorted, n suggests something about her mental state; there is a person in the bed that she is sitting on, but he is not noticed immediately; she is carrying a sword, about to commit suicide; the history of a piece of art is not necessary; just describe the painting as if you were trying to describe it to someone who is blind 13. Key terms: a. baldacchino – baldaquin b. crenellation c. circular plan d. cross plan e. colonnade f. portico g. arcade 14. Donato Bramante, Tempietto (small temple), 1502, Rome, marks the place where St. Peter was put to death a. Inside the temple, in the center of the room there is a hole in the pavement where it was believe St. Peter was crucified b. Located at the edge of the city 15. Da Vinci, Vitruvian Man a. The divine nature of forms is connected to the body 16. Palladio, Villa Rotonda, c. 1570 a. Associated with agriculture and situated at the top of a hill to have views from all sides b. Massive portico on all four sides of the building with a pediment at the top (triangular top) of each c. As you move into the space, there is a circle and square in the center, representing the ideal geometry of a space 17. Palace of Versailles a. Designed by Louis Le Vau and from 1670, work followed by his assistant Francois d’Orbay b. Initially paid for by Louis XIV c. The centrality of the king’s body is emphasized in the architecture 18. Louis XIV a. Even though the paintings show his aging in the face, his body always stays the same, showing off that he is a dancer
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