Reading art-1 - Reading Art 1 Reading ArtPracticing...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
“Reading” Art 1 “Reading” Art—Practicing Iconography Axia College
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
“Reading” Art 2 “Reading” Art—Practicing Iconography The primary role of artists throughout time has been to capture the world and document happenings by painting pictures and portraits. The art that the artists have produced over the years has allowed people centuries later to understand more about the life of the people and places in the paintings. Artists use symbols in their works to portray things such as loyalty or purity depending on the purpose for the painting. The portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife is a painting from the 1434 by Jan van Eyck that has been given the name "The Arnolfini Marriage”. This work of art displays several symbols that represent the couples love and future together. One example of the symbols that were used is the small dog at the couple’s feet stands for the loyalty, fidelity, and love. Another example is the red that was used to decorate their bedroom.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/24/2010 for the course HIS/115 his/115 taught by Professor Kitchens during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 3

Reading art-1 - Reading Art 1 Reading ArtPracticing...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online