Medival Art Analysis

Medival Art Analysis - April Stamm 18-Feb-08 Journal Entry...

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April Stamm 18-Feb-08 Journal Entry I chose to write on Flight into Egypt by Anonymous. The artist was of a southern German decent and because he was an anonymous source I cannot tell the life span; however the painting (which was oil on panels) was from 1480. I am not certain how the museum acquired the painting, but it is part of the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection. The exact dimensions escaped me, however it is important to note that the work is a smaller scale than most of the Ancient Greek works (the statues from the cast gallery) and of course of some of the art in the future years. When I first looked at this piece I noticed several things that stood out. The colors were extremely bold, particularly those in the foreground. The people pictured also seemed slightly malformed in a way that makes me feel like the artist was trying to convey something in which he felt accuracy in form was unnecessary. This may have something to do with the fact that I stopped in the cast gallery beforehand where the bodies of the statues appear much more
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