Unformatted text preview: look like a workman and Eve’s representation of Northern beauty: small breasted, shaved forehead, and large stomach. Differing, Masaccio focused more on light casting shadows on the body masses. The Expulsion uses a media called Fresco (painted on wet plaster). As noted in the south, Masaccio explores more drama and movement through humanism and the depiction of shame. He explores the movement of Adam and Eve throughout the space, using Contrapposto (weight shift). Van Eyck depicts a more clam feeling, with little movement; this is very influential of the north. Despite their differences, both artists agree that Adam and Eve should be portrayed naked, opposed to nude to interpret some level of shame or guilt as interpreted in the Bible. As stated before, the main reason for their differences is their origin, which is exemplified through color, movement, medium, and mood....
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- Spring '07
- renaissance, Jan van Eyck, Adam, Eve, Adam and Eve, Ghent Altarpiece