15th century - The Merode Altarpiece(Roger Campin Cryptic...

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The Merode Altarpiece (Roger Campin) Cryptic On the left, they’re allowed to watch but not participate On the right, Joseph is making a mouse trap Tried to make realistic by using Flemish view. Used everyday topics to make realistic to viewers Lilly in the center on the table represents Mary’s virginity. *Sky symbolism This is the moment of incarnation of Christ Everything is painted realistically and naturally using tempur- egg based painting? Some criticism because the artist does not use the space efficiently Outside the right window is the Flemish town House of Jacquers is a typical house in the north. Irregularity rather than symmetry
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Van Dyck Self Portrait Established oil painting. First practitioner Painted in glazes. Getting more and more detailed Humanism- the interest in the human form. Brought back to western art. You were not supposed to be interested in yourself
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Altar Piece by Van Byck’s Brother Sacrificial lamb is worshipped by many people to represent Christ’s sacrifice Atmospheric / Aerial perspective- they become blurrier and monochromatic On the bottom register is the world. On the top register is heaven picturing God, St. John, Mary, Adam and Eve Adam is a typical guy because of his red neck and red face. Typical working man Because Adam and Eve got thrown out, they are ashamed of their nakedness. In
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