HIST 100 - ASST 5 - The painting I chose for this project...

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The painting I chose for this project is “The Adoration of the Magi” by Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi. It was painted in 1440 in what was then known as Florentine, Italy. The painting depicts Virgin Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and their followers. The line of followers stretches all the way back to
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another street, then continues out of the painting itself. I chose this painting because it caught my eye in the National Gallery of Art. I was impressed by the dedication of the followers – there were hundreds, maybe even thousands of them, but each one of them waited patiently to have a chance to meet Virgin Mary and Jesus. “Adoration of the Magi” is a reflection of the time period in which it was written – 15 th century Italy was at the center of the Renaissance. In the beginning of the 15 th century, people in major Italian cities such as Florence and Venice believed themselves to be in a new age – they experienced a rebirth of Classical culture and ideas. This movement was termed the Renaissance. The Renaissance was essentially a new way of thinking that
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