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ARH 304 Notes for Feb. 29th

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Feb 29th 2016 notes
Northern Renaissance Art
Dr. Vibeke Olson
Class Notes
Hans Memling, Gerard David
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This 8 page Class Notes was uploaded by Audrey Pontin on Monday February 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ARH 304 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Dr. Vibeke Olson in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Northern Renaissance Art in Art History at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.

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The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016. Northern Renaissance Memling and David (Cont.) Hans Memling, Portrait of a Young Man, c. 1483  Shows familiarity of common art type of this time.  Memling plays with idea of space  Figure in space of viewer   Hans Memling, Shrine of Saint Ursula, 1489 th  Saint Ursula, 4  century woman, betrothed to Pagan prince. He converts to Christianity  for her and sail to Rome to be baptized. The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016.  Ursula is martyred by Huns on travel back  Referred to Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgins  Ursula depicted in cloak on, virgins under her arms on one end  Mary with baby on other side.   Narrative on back side, with Huns shooting arrows at Ursula  Front, Ursula being baptized by Pope  Arches in background buildings show reference to Rome  o Colon cathedral shown in background in martyr scene th th  Not finished until 19  century, choir of 13  century depicted alongside  ongoing construction  Ursula shown in two different scenes on one side: continuous narrative o  continuous narrative: narrative that shows multiple scenes of a narrative within a  single frame Hans Memling, The Advent and Triumph of Christ, c. 1480  Scene of hills of Germany, landscape presents various biblical stories in same setting  Scenes of passion of Christ such as: o Annunciation o Nativity and Magi o Resurrection of /Christ Mary’s death/ascension into heaven o Resurrected Christ visit’s mother o Ascension of Christ o Mary Magdalen and ‘Gardening’ Christ: “Do not touch me” scene o Pentecost  Along with family who commissioned the painting  Panel functions to encourage viewer to participate in events of the life of Christ. o Using senses o Functions as a pilgrimage as well The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016. Hans Memling, Scenes from the Passion of Christ, c. 1470­1471  Similar to Advent and Triumph painting, however holding figure Tomasso Partiniari and  wife on outer corners o Viewer participates with painting o Imaginary pilgrimage o Setting similar to 15  century Brogues Hans Memling, The Saint John Altarpiece (open)  Painting showing where Saint John saw scene of revelation, having and writing down  vision.  In center, Mary and Christ surrounded by Saints o John Baptist: scraggly hair and clothes and lamb next to him o John Evangelist: depicted young, feminine like; holding chalice  Cup references martyr The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016. o Woman reaches out to Christ, as baby places ring her finger: representing  marriage to Christ  Broken wheel and sword symbols of Saint Catherine o Woman with tower behind her back sits reading book: Saint Barbra  Father locked her in tower after refusing to marry o Composition of Saints surrounding/interacting with Virgin known as Sacra  conversazione  Sacra conversazione: “Holy conversation”  Decapitation scene on left Gerard David Gerard David, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c. 1510  Devotional panel  Baby and Mary had to flea Bethlehem to escape sacking of baby boys  Mary and Christ play with grapes o Reference to Christ’s blood and passion through the fruit of wine o There for devotee to picture what will happen later in narrative  Joseph beats acorn tree in background with stick The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016. Gerard David, Triptych of Jan des Trompes (open), 1502­1508  Shows David’s interest in landscape  Christ stands in Jordan river, water shimmers and moves around legs of Christ o Similar to Conrad Fitz paintings with representation of realistic landscape  Commissioner with son presented by John the Evangelist o Wife and daughters presented by patron Saint  God in the heavens with holy spirit  The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016. Triptych of Jan de Trompes (closed), 1502­1508  Different lady than inside tryptic, as first wife after birthing five kids dies; second wife  depicted on front  In presence of Christ and Mary   Gerard David, The Annunciation from the Vinceno Sauli Polyptych, 1506  Archangel Gabriel holds staff as Mary surrounded by holy spirit and halo Gerard David, Virgo inter Virgines, 1509  Painted for montistary, commissioned by David and wife The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016.  “Virgin Among Virgins”: depicted sacra conversazione  David’s work shows reference to/understanding of Italian Renaissance o Linear compositions, horizontal, where every figure is depicted evenly o Showing bilateral symmetry, typical of Italian renaissance o Sense of solidity, Mary is anchor to painting; pyramid shape for pyramidal  configuration  Baby Christ plays with grapes  Man in left background: patron Gerard David (self­portrait); wife on right  Musical angels attend scene with instruments in hand  Mary is surrounded by Saints: o Lady with crown (left) on head shows decoration of wheel: Saint Catherine o Lady seated with lamb by her side: Saint Agnes o Lady with crown (right) with tower on front of crown: Saint Barbra o Woman in red holding eye balls on far right: Saint Lucy o Woman with basket of petal: Saint Dorothy o Lady in front of Organ, patron of music: Saint Celica  Other figures unknown Gerard David, A Wooded Landscape, from a Nativity Triptych, 1510­1515  No figures present, no references of religious scenes  Possibly first pure landscape painting of the Renaissance  Detail typical of the North th The following ARH 304 notes are taken from Dr. Olson’s lecture on Feb. 29 , 2016.


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