The beginning of the 16th century brought with it the Reformation. The Catholic Church became challenged by Martin Luther and John Calvin. With nailing of the 95 theses on the Church doors, Luther began the Protestant Reformation. The counter-reformation was introduced in Europe to weaken the Protestant Reformation and rebuild the power of the Catholic Church through education, clergy reform, and spreading of the Catholic faith. The counter-reformation can be additionally seen as a political movement because of the loss in revenue in the Baltic provinces. The Lutheranism in the area diverted funds from the Church because that religion didn’t for taxes to be paid to the pope. In order for the Roman Catholic Church to regain its power, the R.C.C.
It have two angels next to him. During that time, Saints were highly recognized and play a significant part in all social group and class. Therefore, this painting shows how important Saint and religion were during that time. This painting also suggests that Saint Francis is big and mighty. In addition, the angels give an image that Saint Francis is protection. The painting appears to have levels of designs on both side of Saint Francis, giving impression of a library. This indicated to me and others that the teaching of religion is central to all group and class. Saint Francis is the main focus and the details shows his work during at time. (Finkelstien)
Throughout mankind, the concept of art has developed and changed. We have observed a variety of artistic forms and styles through paintings and sculptures. Numerous amount of cultures and time periods we 're established in history from art. Some include the Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque time periods of art. During each of those time periods, new artistic styles were created and transformed. Thousands of paintings and sculptures were made in these periods of time. In this essay, I will imagine myself being a curator of an art gallery that has a Greek room, a Roman room, an Early Christian room, a Gothic room, a Renaissance room, and a Baroque room. I will select two pieces for each room and discuss why I would put those paintings and sculptures in each room at the gallery.
Archibald John Motley Jr.’s painting, “Mending Socks”, illustrates an elderly woman sitting in a rocking chair. She has a scarlet blanket loosely hung around her shoulders and is wearing a lace-bordered white apron. Above her on the wall is a wooden cross. In the painting she is repairing socks, hence the piece’s name. On the periwinkle table to her left is a small pile of olive green socks. The painting is oil on canvas and contains an extensive amount of contrast. For example, the bright vermillion blanket against the dull eggshell colored door. The disparity between the colors used is prominent. Additionally, the fusion of ornate patterns and simplistic solids is evident. The tablecloth is a geometric mixture of cream and periwinkle. However,
The painting has asymmetrical because the weight on each side is uneven. Mary is much bigger than baby Jesus. The dominate design in the painting would be Mary’s face. Mary’s face is key focus; it draws your attention to see what is next. But, Mary’s hands also take domination because in early painting Mary is barely holding on to Jesus, he is just floating above her lap, but in this painting you can tell the grip Mary has on Jesus. Although Mary’s hand and body itself take up an odd amount of room they help objects such as baby Jesus stand in the painting as well. This painting has a certain movement it creates the gesture of a baby pulling his mother closer to him has he lays his cheek on his mother. The shape used is that of a circular motion. Dieric Bouts create a sense of harmony and wholeness using the same color, skin tone between Mary and Jesus create harmony. You can tell the contrast between the two people Mary symbolizes royalty being the mother of Jesus which, is why she wears blue. Blue symbolizes royalty. Jesus symbolizes purity, which is why he has white on. White is the color of purity. Against Mary and Jesus’ pale skin the makes the color of their clothes pops. Art work has many different moods. The mood of this painting is nurturing and humble. The painting is more life like the any other portrait of Mary and Jesus because Jesus does not have a halo on his head and his
Jan van Eyck made an impression with me when we covered him and class and The Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban is one of my favorites as well. I chose this one mainly because of how busy these paintings are as well as the contrast between the left and right on the right panel. The more I researched Crucifixion; The Last Judgment, the more interested I became. According to the Met Museum, the Crucifixion panel is presented as a first hand account. The left panel seems to have three different scene in one, starting from the top down. The top portion shows Jesus be crucified along with who I believe are the two these the gospels mention Jesus be crucified with. The top portion of the panel doesn 't show much detail in the background. This brings the attention forward to Jesus and then the two thieves. Jesus is the only one that facing the viewer straight forward everyone else is turned away at an angle. The bottom shows two clusters of people. The ones closer to the crucifixion seem to be all men. These men seem unfazed but the crucifixions taking place. The second grouping of people consist of women, with the Virgin Marry among them. I believe that Marry is the women in the blue robe, surrounded by three women that also seem to be grieving the loss with her. I believe that Marry is the women in blue because in class we learned she 's almost always in a blue robe. The robe covers most of her body and
“The Open Window” is an oil painting by Henri Matisse made in the summer of 1905. It is a perfect example of the new art current which inspired French Art at the beginning of the century known as Fauvism. It represents the view from the window of the hotel’s room in Collioure in which the artist stayed.
“Rebirth” is a general term that many historians use to define the European Renaissance. Lasting from approximately 1300-1700, the Renaissance was a period of great change that led to many inventions, advances and achievements. Significantly, during the Renaissance people focused on the humanist belief. Humanism is a belief with a central idea that people should live a meaningful life. This “meaningful life” focuses on philosophy, science, art, and education as a whole. With the focus on education, humanist ideas overall were able to provide starting ideas to shape modern art and education. To put in other words, numerous changes were made during the Renaissance. Undoubtedly the massive number of changes made cause people
Quotes/passages: “The nearest approach to decoration was a number of wooden panels with sayings, mostly from Repentances, artistically burnt into them. The one on the left of the fireplace read: ONLY THE IMAGE OF GOD IS MAN. The one on the right: KEEP PURE THE STOCK
While studying Renaissance art, particularly Italian art spanning from the 14th century through the 16th century, many similarities can be noted throughout paintings by various artists, yet major differences and variances can also be detected when it comes to the style that each artist chose to pursue. Each painting holds its own importance and displays its own outstanding aspects that make it great regardless of style.
The Photographer Shelby Lee Adams captures the photographs of Appalachian Families and enjoys his work. In Adams’ Artist Statement, he himself writes that, “Every summer, travelling through the mountains photographing, I am somehow able to renew and relive my childhood. I love these people, perhaps that is it, plain and simple.” Shelby Lee Adams in his “Salt & Truth” collection captures pictures of Appalachian families in black and white. if we take a look at one of his photograph, “Eddie Wayne in Living Room, 2010” , Shelby captures a man in his living room. The photograph is black and white with a man and some things around him. The background of the picture shows a wall with so many pictures on it and the
This painting is supposed to portray two teen lovers “The painting captures a perfectly frozen moment in time; two lovers caught by the spectator in the act of stealing a furtive kiss while no-one else is looking,” (Artble, 2016). The flirtatious young maiden is leaning in for a kiss while simultaneously looking back towards the party to ensure no-one is looking. The maiden was painted with such fashion and detail in her outfit. The main focus of the painting is the women and her facial expressions discerning the illicit action. Starting by glancing at the two lovers while they share a kiss, her beautiful dress catches the viewer’s eyes and wonder downward in a diagonal line. Following the direction of her dress, making a discovery of people in a shadowed room in the painting shows that they have ran off for their private moment
Florentine type of depiction spread widely due to the painting. Its popularity among the masses can be understood by the fact that the image has been used by most religious foundation in expression of Jesus and His mother Marry during the child’s tender age (Gelfand, 2000). It’s one of the most treasured paintings in the world. When compared to the Italian standards, the panel is said to be very minor, but its regard is extensively expressed with respect to many other paintings that are said to be, in the ancient times, the most regarded.
As you make your way through majestic gardens, you’ll discover huge amphorae with flowers, sculptures inspired with mythological events (abduction of Europe by Zeus, for example), deities or people (Hercules), wild animals (lions), etc. As you approach the hill from which the huge statue of Hercules oversees the chateau and the gardens, you’ll discover grottos symbolizing different things. In the Water Mirror, you can admire the reflections of the chateau, dry grotto and other beauties yet to be
The Louvre is the world’s largest museum with an extremely impressive art collection. It is located along the Seine River in Paris, France. The louvre was originally built as a fortress, then reconstructed to a royal palace. When Louis XIV moved the royal residence to Versailles, the Louvre became an art museum. The Louvre includes Egyptian antiques, crown jewels, Greek and Roman Sculptures, as well as other French noble artifacts. It houses more than 35,000 works of art at any time. Most of the artwork spans from 6th century B.C. to 19th century A.D. The museums most famous piece is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. The Code of Hammurabi, the Greek sculpture “Nike of Samothrace” and “Venus de Milo” are also notable masterpieces.