40cmidterm - QUESTION ONE Compare Vermeer's Woman Holding a...

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Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance , c. 1644 - last judgment painting in background - woman is in the middle of us, the viewer, and the painting in the background - she could also just be balancing goods (trade) - balance between art &life - the frame separates art from reality. she stands between representation & reality - St. Michael does last judgment so as she is balancing, she is put in to that sort of position - No conflation - The past is in the last judgment, the present is in her life, the future is in her unborn child - The last judgment is not Calvinistic, instead there is pre- determination or pre-destination - Louis is allegory of power and of France - The framing in Versailles conflated allegory w/ Versaulles - LeBrun conflates allefory and reality - Conflation of allegory and reality in Versailles QUESTION ONE Compare Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance of c.1644 to Le Brun's Franche- Comte Conquered for a Second Time of 1679-89, which was mounted on the curved ceiling of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles (and which I also show you here as a study painting). How does each image balance, or alternatively conflate, opposing concepts, values, or pictorial devices? Make sure to consider the role of the frame in each (not visible in the study painting). You will want to make sense of each image in relation to its setting, especially in the case of Le Brun's picture as it floated above the rituals of power performed at Versailles.
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