Art History lecture

Art History lecture - Art History 2/4/2008 10:53:00 AM...

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Art History 04/02/2008 12:53:00 Terms: St. Denis, Suger, Dionysius, Gothic, Theodore Stephen, Clement Lawrence,  la Belle Verriere, fleur de lis, lancet, triforium, tracery - Gothic architecture: early 1 st  century - thought style originated with the gods (GOthic) - Cathedral St. Denis near Paris abby church royal church 1140-44 Suger: abbot of the church Groin vaulting Pointed arches Political significance   show how grand the French monarchy is (it was the  monarchy that built this) Colored stained glass Dionysius’ views embodied in the church  - Chatres Cathedral Chartres, France @ the center of the community, unified community also served as a meeting place, a town hall begun 1140
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dedicated to the Virgin; tunic of the virgin in cathedral rebuilt 1194-1220  flying buttresses on exterior groin vaulted west façade  o Christ as judge- naturalistic South portal o Jamb figures 4 distinct individuals freer/not as stiff as figures on royal portal  St. Theodore the knight Royal portal o Jamb figures Old testament kings and queens- not really distinguishable from  one another Very columnar, not naturalistic Stained glass rather than mosaic o St. George: martyr; tortured on a wheel o Rose window 1220 Virgin and child @ center, surrounded by fleur de lis (lilies-  symbols of purification) Angels, doves, Old Testament figures Ancestry of Christ
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04/02/2008 12:53:00 Renaissance
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“rebirth” of antiquity political model of ancient Roman republic   cultural package Florence Foundations of city laid by Romans and maybe some buildings Like ancient Romans – stressed civic virtue Humanists Scholars learned about the Pagan world through writings   individuality People could rise above through intellect  Baptistry Florentines believed it to be redecorated ancient building  Corinthian order of capitals 3 decorated doors o South Doors 1330-1336 Andrea Pizana Bronze relief Birth of St. John the Baptist   naturalism yet idealized style Distinctly medieval – shape of frame, organized space, vertical  stacking o East Doors By Ghiberti
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Came to be known as the “Gates of Paradise” -- Michaelangelo Ancient principle further developed Big change   no medieval frame Each panel from old Testament figure Jacob abd Esau – much more complex Relief space, classical architecture Linear perspective (convergence) Ghiberti’s head included in bordering busts Competition 1401 Old Testament subject competition bronze panel
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ARTH 1 taught by Professor Paul during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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Art History lecture - Art History 2/4/2008 10:53:00 AM...

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