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27 September 2007 Expulsion of Joachim, Nativity, Lamentation in Arena Chapel -tells Christ’s story and his passion and resurrection -ends with the last portrait above the western side -really detailed of the priest; throwing him out of the temple -Expulsion is on the right wall right before the triumphal arch -naturalistic modeling of the drapery and of the figures -expressions that we can understand and read -show how Giotto went away from the medieval art -bold representation of the temple; mathematical realization of space; very new -Last scene is Meeting at the Golden Gate -after Joachin was expelled he prays and wanders around and then comes back to his wife Anna and they meet at the golden gate of the city -the moment of the conception of the virgin -promises life and return to God -never viewed such a close physical embrace; Giotto is interested in how humans react -interest in architectural structure -Nativity of Christ -virgin and her midwife is bring Christ to the mother and wife -suggestion of the depth of the structure and place -angels with different expressions; foreshortening or angels; very new and bold -study of light and how light shines on the figures and faces -intimate moment of mother and child; very human -Lowest register on left: dedicated to the passion of Christ; looking at Lamentation -mourning Christ’s death; he has just been taken off the cross -lamenting his death -staged tragedy; everything is carefully position to highlight the most important emotion: mourning -Giotto has figures with turned backs saying that this was not a staged scene -explosion of emotion; calm and contemplating figures on the left and right -St. John is breaking down -Last Judgement -Christ in majesty in a mandorla -instead of 24 church elders we have a quire of angels and 12 apostles -above the entrance door -vivid realistic representations -right hand is pushing up and the left hand is pushing them down -patron of the Chapel and he was included on Christ’s right side -frescoes, narrative cycles and tell a story, and also about Giotto’s organized structuring Temptation, Expulsion, Tribute Money -in frescoes -features narrative cycle -Brancacci Chapel -italian renaissance, Florence
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-1427 -forms a symbolic circle between Giotto and Michelangelo, Masaccio -clear organization of the narrative and have two registers and the scenes are much larger -again we see the interest in the 3-D modeling of figures and emotion -doesn’t have to be read in a chronological order -scenes are mathematically organized -unified by the means of light: single source of light; they painted the figures as though they were lighted by the window above the alter; blurs the real world and the painted world and painted light; breaks the boundaries of what is real and what is painted -still abstract -1401-1428 Masaccio real name is Thomaso -painted by Masaccio (angry) and Masolino (elegant) in contrast with each other -dedicated to St. Peter and cycle is dedicated to St. Peter (considered the first pope of Rome) -overall theme is human salvation and the return to God
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ARHI 2100 taught by Professor Pauly during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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