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art - Assignment 1 Both Giotto and Rogier bring an...

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\ 1/26/11 Assignment 1 Both Giotto and Rogier bring an unprecedented degree of naturalism to these scenes from the Passion of Christ, intensifying the emotional effect. Giotto's work represent divinity in 3 dimension. His work is symbolic to the religious world while Rogier's piece is clearly a work that is much smoother and he raises the idea of naturalism to near perfection through his use of oils. In Giotto's fresco, one can clearly see the extreme level of unhappiness in the characters. Furthermore, the painting shows the brush strokes of Giotto as he gives the painting its naturalistic touch. The people at the foreground shows their unhappiness with their hands apart and hands folded while their faces rest upon it. The angles in the background too have show their sadness with hand gestures and body language. The tree in the background and the colors used by Giotto expresses naturalism as the motto of the painting. Yet even the tree shows grief because of the lack of leaves, it gives the whole painting a sense of darkness that has come upon the world. The first view that one
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