10-10-07 - Northern art is Protestant, with the exception...

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Northern art is Protestant, with the exception of Rubens Rubens The Netherlands, under the control of the Spanish crown A northerner who does Italian style o North/south barrier has collapsed Organized composition so that figures fall into space Uses color for expressive purposes Color rich and saturated Aware of the way color of objects vary depending on the color of object next to it No church patrons, middle-class patrons instead Middle-class have wealth that comes from commerce, and have disposable income Modest paintings for a house Full range of subjects Art is no longer associated with social elite, democratization going on Idea that important painting needs to have a moral message o Scholars would look for symbolism o Decode what figures are thinking Also describe the world in which the people lived in o Still life Dutch paintings come in black frames Attention to lustro, with no awkwardness in constructing space People buy still-lifes when they cannot afford material items themselves
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