Art Paper - Adam S Goit Art Assignment Humanities 202 ART...

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Art Assignment Humanities 202 ART Chapter 13: The High Renaissance in Italy 1) Assumption of the Virgin; Titian, 1518 I have taken an art history course and now two humanities classes. I thoroughly enjoy the art and architecture, and Titian is certainly my favorite artist. This painting is very inspiring for me. The separation of the Virgin from the earthly mortals as she heads to the Father reminds me of the love and respect He had in her. She is carried by angels showing to us the power and glory of her divine calling as the mother of the Savior. This painting helps to show the status and diligence we should strive to have in the eyes of the Eternal Father. She is clearly above the rest of us in the eyes of God and Titian does an amazing job demonstrating that idea. The facial expressions are also inspiring. We see how the Father looks lovingly down at the Virgin while those on the ground reach up for her. One of them is even praying to accompany her. Her status should truly be our goal. 2) The Last Supper; Tintoretto, 1594 This is a striking contrast to the painting most of the world recognizes as the Last Supper, painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. This is a very dark painting, which is very uncommon at the time. This strikes me almost anti-Christian because of how dark the painting appears. The contrast of the colors does however draw me into the piece. The halo on the Savior and the gold outlines on the Apostles offer stark contrasts to the bodies of the workers there in the room. It is a message of how we can be in the world but not of the world. The angels flying around the room also signify the importance of this event. An event that certainly was stressed later by the Council of Trent as the Protestants continued to rebel from The Church and the communion. This would have been an effective painting in bringing people back remembrance of their days in The Church. 3) Philosophy (School of Athens); Raphael, 1509-1511 This High Renaissance painting has always been a favorite of mine through my art history courses at BYU. It is widely speculated that Raphael included himself in this painting, but I believe such things can never really be proven. However, the fact that he painted and respected Aristotle and Plato is certain. This is a painting I greatly admire because of its beautiful symmetry and the talent to paint so many faces. Painting realistic faces has always been a major struggle for me. Chapter 14: The Renaissance in the North 1) Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon; Durer, 1498 This is a very thought provoking piece. I cannot help but think about the intensity and ferocity of that battle in the pre-mortal life. This was a battle that changed all time and yet without the full knowledge of the gospel it is greatly misunderstood. I do like this painting though. It shows the intensity of the war between good and evil. The cross will conquer in the end but not without first experiencing a loss. The neat part of this painting however is the ground
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 202 taught by Professor Marsden during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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Art Paper - Adam S Goit Art Assignment Humanities 202 ART...

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