Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 1. Christianity: a. History of...

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Lecture 9 1. Christianity: a. History of intimately bound with art history in the west. b. Wall painting in pompeii, has mastered complex poses as well as various techniques such  as chairoscuro. c. Mosaic of the Good shepherd.  i. Early christina 5th century AD, jesusu christ herding the flock ii. Leader of the flock iii. Shepherding one of the basic jobs, portrayed as one who does the basic jobs of  life to guide the herd, humanity iv. Classicizing, wearing a roman toga, seated contraposto, drawing borrowed from  classical art. v. Early christian art a sort of continuation of early classical art. d. The gospel Book of Otto III, Ottonian art, 1000 circa, made during the reign og otto i. Jesus in toga, in slight hieratic scale (height wise), jesus washing the feel of john ii. Very luxurious, slightly awkward, slightly abstract iii. Pre-medieval, early christian art. A direction that art will begin to take, life of the  spirit over the actual believability, a choice of meaning over naturalism. 2. Christian Architecture. a. Borrowed features from Roman  i. Barrel Vaults: cannot put windows in vaults without weakening the structure  completely ii. Groin Vaults: Strong due to criss-crossed structure as well as allowing for window  spaces. iii.
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2008 for the course ARTHIST V55.0720 taught by Professor Silver during the Spring '08 term at NYU.

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