art history comparisons and terms

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Terms - Propaganda - The activity of spreading particular ideas, opinions etc according to an organized plan, by a government; the ideas etc spread in this way -This is an important term because leaders, especially King Phillip IV hired artists to portray himself and his government in a positive way and make Spain look powerful and sophisticated. Paintings that use propaganda were meant to glorify a victory or royalty. -example: “Surrender of Breda” Diego Velazquez 1635 - Camera Obscura - Latin for “dark room” an ancestor of the modern camera in which a tiny pinhole, acting as a lens, projects an image on a screen, the wall of a room, or the ground-glass wall of a box. Often used as an aid by artists in the 17 th , 18 th and early 19 th centuries. -example: “Allegory of the Art of Painting” Jan Vermeer 1670-1675 Historians believe that Jan Vermeer used a camera obscura to help with the composition of his paintings. Compare and Contrast
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2009 for the course ART HISTOR art herita taught by Professor Susannagold during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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