Lecture 20 - /21/09 Jan van Eyck(1390-1441 Ghent...

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Lecture 20 11/21/09 Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) “Ghent Altarpiece” (1432) Compare the composition of the divine figure with Ingres’ portrait of Napoleon. This influence was obvious to most contemporary painters or critics. Ingres “Apotheosis of Napoleon” (1853) Leftover of Neoclassical ideal and nostalgia for Napoleon as the Emperor. However, Neoclassicism was clearly over by this time when the painting was made. A fusion of many different signals of themes related to Napoleon’s glory. Etienne Falconet (1718-91) “Equestrian Statue of Peter the Great” (1782) Neoclassical style. Compare with Roman sculptures discusses earlier. Commissioned by Catherine the Great to honor Peter the Great, called the Bronze Horseman. “Sculpture of Lenin and Stalin”, “Bronze Horseman”, and “V.I. Lenin on a drive with children” These are modern examples of the same dependence on the visual arts for propaganda. Neoclassical Symphony (Heroic Symphony)
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