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9-5-07 - The 15th Century Read to 108 in Baxanall not 81...

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The 15 th Century Read to 108 in Baxanall, not 81 Enrico Scrovegni -Commissions Giotto to do the last judgment -does it to make up for his money-lending days, the sins of his father -puts himself in the painting, being forgiven for his sins -hell is incredibly real to him, Giotto’s hell Six reasons to commission art (not in any particular order): 1. Pleasure to be had for personally owning things of high quality 2. Art served god, so commissioning them did, monuments to faith 3. Such works would honor the city or community 4. commemorate the self or the family 5. Purchasing fine things gave more pleasure than just having money. Buying is more pleasurable than getting the money. Social elites obligated to take care of the community. Pleasure in the actual purchase, in the process. 6. Enjoyment at looking at the works. Up until 19 th century there are no art galleries, no market for art. Most finer paintings commissioned on a 1 to 1 basis.
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