Standing on the left side of the painting is one donor and Mary and on the left side St. John and the second donor. It was painted from a low viewpoint so we are looking up at Christ. Techniques that were used in the painting of Holy Trinity were 3D drawing and fresco. This artwork was created to appear as an illusion because there is space in the chapel and the painting is not just on a flat wall. This one point perspective recedes back into the space of the chapel.
Christ, even today, is commonly referred to as the “Lamb of God” because of his sacrifice for man. This “Lamb of God” is referenced in van Eyck’s work, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, on the bottom-center panel of the Ghent Altarpiece (Eyck). Inscribed on the Altar is John 1:29, “ECCE AGNUS DEI QUI TOLLIT PECCATA MUNDI.” In the Bible, John 1:29 reads, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’”
Michelangelo was a sculptor before painting, his sculptor skills and talents are definitely seen in the Sistine Ceiling. In this painting, all the people are drawn more realistically than the Maesta, he is able to illustrate both strength and elegance while also representing the ideal beauty. The most important part of the Sistine Ceiling are the series of nine scenes that move across the central panels, it starts with the creation of the world and god separating light from darkness. Michelangelo wanted to honor God through the Sistine Ceiling by constructing a connection between man and God in all his panels. He used this connection because god in the Rome religious society was considered to be an almighty and powerful being.
It was without a doubt female" (243). The women in the painting is found out to be Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail is not the bible or a chalice but, it is Mary's womb. His shows the importance of women by revealing that Jesus' right hand was actually female and that the most holy thing is actually a females
• And, that those believers who will be alive when Christ comes like a thief in the night will exit the earth in mortal bodies that will instantaneously be changed into immortal, incorruptible and glorified bodies WITHOUT HAVING TO PASS THROUGH DEATH, IS DESCRIBED BY THE APOSTLE PAUL AS A MYSTERY OR PART OF DIVINE REVELATION THAT HAD NOT BEEN KNOWN BEFORE! (I Corinthians 15:51).
The first piece of artwork I critiqued was the famous Virgin of Guadalupe. The Virgin of Guadalupe is currently exhibited in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The piece of art is not solely a painting, but an enconchado. It was made into wood, and it essentially creates a reflective surface that appears as moving. Also, I like how they explain their theory on the woman of the apocalypse and how it relates to this piece of art.
The whole inside of the church building looked different for a start: out went the many painted statues, ornate decoration, stained glass windows, wall paintings and the carved rood screen separating the nave of the church from the chancel, the holy area nearest to the altar. The biggest change in worship was the abolition of the Latin Mass, along with the requirement to confess sins to a priest. The Book of Common Prayer, on which Anglican services are still based, was devised and written in English for the new branch of the Christian church and it became the law for an English translation of the Bible to be placed in every parish
Looking at Lorenzo Ghiberti’s, The Sacrifice of Isaac, one can see that the piece is a relief image from how it projects off the base. We can also see that it is made from a bronze material because of the off gold and dark coloring in places. The scene is framed within an irregular yet symmetrical shape that is part of a wooden door panel. In the image itself is the older figure representing Abraham as he wields a knife, aiming it towards the younger figure, Isaac, who he is holding on an altar block. An angel descends from the top right corner of the frame with his hand outstretched passed the arm in which Abraham holds the knife.