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Module 6 Artwork February page from the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - Is a page from a prayer book o Was called a book of hours o Was made for the Duchy of Berry o Book is translated to, Very Rich Hours and was very luxurious o Was made by a group of bookmakers Majority were monks living in monasteries Three brothers known as the Limbourg brothers Not priests, but laymen who have a worship and specialize in bookmaking brothers are known as miniaturists o Illustration in a book was known as a miniature Because the illustration were so small - In middle ages, most people were illiterate o Not many people owned book Kings, Dukes, churches and monasteries had books Priests had to be able to read and write because they were keepers of the world Words used in liturgies Books used to perform sacraments o Such as baptism Books were used in sacred rituals such as the breaking of bread - Monks are normally priests o Monastery is a self-contained community - Fiefs were a small community ruled by a lord o Most people were farmers so you would work on your land - Women could become nuns instead of getting married - Trend of bookmaking contributes to the rise of the middle (merchant) class o New capitalism emerged - The artwork page we see is a calendar page from February - Illustrations in the book were associated with the property that the Duke owned o Images are positive and made the Duke happy o Way of validation the duke as a good and honest person to his people - Images are meant to show the different members of society in the proper place - Was very common to show the mediated landscape or constructed landscape o Peasants are associated with land and natural world - Book were very expensive and are manuscript , made by hand and hand-painted o Done on vellum which is animal skin (NO cotton)
The Holy Trinity - Is an Italian fresco painting (fresco is a medium) o Way of painting on plaster o Italians specialized in painting on wet plater called true fresco - This painting is on a wall in a church - Primary characteristic of the Italian Renaissance is the interest in the art of classical antiquity - Renaissance is the rebirth of the art and philosophy - Barrel vault and true art are characteristics of the ancient Roman Empire - The painting is an illusion as it is done on a flat surface - People with money were expected to fund the church - Was very common to bury dead people in churches - The message of the painted skeleton is to make good decisions because eternity last forever o Also called a memento mori or reminder of death - The painting shows important religious, civic and artistic concerns David - Florence is described as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance o Renaissance is the rebirth of classical antiquity - In this art, there are new concerns presented different from Middle Ages - The subject of the statue is David o Biblical David and he is nude o Is a life-sized statue in the round and is cast bronze Reflects a rebirth in art of the nude body -

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