Art 4424-Midterm-Antonio del Pollaiuolo

Art - B Antonio del Pollaiuolo(c 1431/32-98 Pollaiuolo(pronounced Pole-eye-woe-lo The name of our first artist It derives from the occupation of

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B. Antonio del Pollaiuolo (c. 1431/32-98) Pollaiuolo (pronounced “Pole-eye-woe-lo”): The “name” of our first artist. It derives from the occupation of his father, a poulterer (from pollo, “chicken”); thus he was called “Antonio, son of the Poulterer” (Antonio del Pollaiuolo). major artist at work in Florence at the time by 1460, artist are already trained in the basic rules (perspective…), so its not a big concern, makes room to concentrate on other things Pollaiuolo introduces a whole new set of ideas at the time, the word artist does not exist Pollaiuolo was a master of design and linear precision excels in subjects of action, especially themes from mythology, in which his naturalism can be allowed free rein probably trained as a goldsmith one of the favorite artist of the Medici family letter by Pollaiuolo, 1494 (63yrs old) he wrote to a friend asking if the friend could ask the Medici family for a favor, he mentions a series of paintings “Deeds/Exploits of Hercules”, painting he and his brother painted [Lead into the following with examples of paintings by Masaccio (* Expulsion of Adam and Eve , fresco in the Brancacci Chapel, 1420s) and Andrea del Castagno (* David , ceremonial leather shield, c. 1451)] one of the founders of Renaissance painting in the first half of the 15 th century there was a want to capture the 3-D form Masaccio (* Expulsion of Adam and Eve , fresco in the Brancacci Chapel, 1420s) o haloes become gold disc, is it solid or not o mass, volume, consistent lighting, mold of bodies in 3-D o human figure at rest Expulsion of Adam and Eve o consistent light coming from the right o shadows o grand, magnificent o vessels of humanity o located on the wall of a Roman Catholic Church
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o first nudes of the Renaissance o suggesting movement o drab barren ground o a little clunky and ungainly o motion: sensitivity to anatomy and how movement looks o Adams arms are short Renaissance: rebirth of art of Classical Antiquity (comparing with a statue of Aphrodite, notice the way she covers herself) Andrea del Castagno (* David , ceremonial leather shield, c. 1451) one of Zucker’s favorite artist influenced Pollaiuolo representing a 3-D figure in a 3-D space (???) later on becomes experimental only surviving example of a type of painting (???) painted on leather ceremonial shield a combination of scenes in one picture (slinging rock, already dead Goliath) greater sense of energy and anatomical correctness to give more movement and feeling anatomy: more detail motion is right to left; Newton’s Law of Motion “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” still a little awkward and herky-jerky
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2009 for the course ART 4424 taught by Professor M.zucker during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Art - B Antonio del Pollaiuolo(c 1431/32-98 Pollaiuolo(pronounced Pole-eye-woe-lo The name of our first artist It derives from the occupation of

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