Cassoni notes 11-6-07

Cassoni notes 11-6-07 - Cassoni (wedding chests) 06/11/2007...

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Unformatted text preview: Cassoni (wedding chests) 06/11/2007 11:49:00 ← Palazzo Davanzati 14 th century ← Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni 16 th century ← ← Paolo Uccello, Battle of San Ramano 1440 • thought to be made for Medici, but actually for Bartolini family found out in the last ten years • 3 panels • two were installed side by side and third at a right angle • cut down over time, originally had a lunette over them, now in rectilinear format • influences Ruebens later on and da Vinci ← First panel • Niccolo da Tolentino- guy on white horse for Florentines • Battle is a minor skirmish • Fancy armour- not actual functional armour more parade armour • Broken lances on ground create orthoganals, bc no rugs or tiles in battle scene • Manipulates gaze • Artist signs his name on shield • Could possibly Uccello might be thinking long and hard how history is composed • Florentines only show sturdiness and greatness of Florentines and that’s why that side is all lined up • However other side, right side, shoes chaos of opponents • This shows messiness of how history is represented, battle is impossible to organize and compose ← Second Panel: • Bernardino dell Ciarda • Bilateral symmetry • Lances on either side • Steep background • Bunnies in background-weird ← Third Panel • At a right angle • Michelotto da Cotignola on black horse in center • Uses perspective by means of space to understand arrival of secondary troops who will ensure victory • In poorer shape • Plays games via repeated patterns, different foot soldiers • Playfulness is odd bc shows how impossible to capture reality of battle ← Cassoni= a big chest • Painted ones big in 15 th century Florence • A girl would collect stuff and put it in her chest and she would take it with her after she wed • Practice constricted to wealthier patricians • Verloco marriages- women always went to live with men • Typically put undercoats in their, bc husband must provide trousseau or outergarments furbished by dowry from bride’s father • Sometimes dolls in cassoni’s • Women married as soon as possible after menstration begins • Men must be legally emancipated by their dad’s to marry, so father can delay that for as long as he wants • Husbands often in thirties and girls 14 or 15...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course FAH 31 taught by Professor Baskins during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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Cassoni notes 11-6-07 - Cassoni (wedding chests) 06/11/2007...

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