Art 152 11 February 2008

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Art 152 11 February 2008 Sixteenth Century Art: Counter-Reformation, Mannerism, and Venice Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, especially Creation of Adam, 1508-1512, fresco, Vatican City, Vatican (Rome, Italy) o Pope Julius put off tomb o Pope Sixtus IV (built Sistine Chapel) o All cardinals meet to elect a new pope o Julius wanted Rome to be artistically beautiful as Florence o Michelangelo preferred sculpture (more realistic); hated the work (scaffold, etc.); Julius kept changing his mind, Michelangelo was mad, got to paint what he wanted o Images painted in reverse order (late Genesis to early Genesis) – starts at doorway and works toward altar; bigger, broader, simpler closer to altar o Painted architecture o Sybils – pagan prophets who saw the forecoming of Christ (often female) o Lunettes (triangles) – ancestors of Christ o Seated nude men holding medallions representing Biblical moments (ignudi) o Main scenes are Genesis, but all points to Christian church/salvation
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course ART 152 taught by Professor Bauer during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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