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Velasquez Chiarscuro Diagonal between the figures Genre painting Easel painting, oil on canvas
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Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor) (Velasquez) The little girl is the heir to the Spanish throne (infanta) Dwarves were appropriate for little kids because of their size, but their adulthood Velasquez draws himself in. (Revolutionary because he’s in their with royalty) Velasquez used a mirror image of himself to paint himself in Theory: He’s painting on the easel in the foreground of the king and queen possibly Shows atmospheric perspective by not being able to distinguish people from the background
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Elevation of the Cross (Peter Paul Rubens) A lot of figures surrounding the central action Jesus looking up to heaven, beyond the frame Strong diagonal with Christ Multiple figures, but hard to discern the composition. This was the effect to give an emotional scene.
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The Marie Medici Cycle (Rubens) Love at first sight with the portrait Over the top painting Painterly quality, softening of the edges Colorist- color is the most important aspect of his work
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The Garden of Love (Ruben) Depicts Ruben himself in the foreground with his 16 year old wife, as he was 60
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