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1-29-11 - -cherubim and seraphim traditionally red and blue...

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Jan Van Eyck, Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride, 1434 -oil on wood -signature on back wall -oranges on window sill, sign of wealth -two full bodied portrait unusual for time eriod -confusing origin of picture, wedding or engagement portrait? -hand being held (not right hand to right hand as in traditional marriages -dog - symbol of fidelity or just a dog? Jan Van Eyck, Man in a Red Turban -signed on frame (frames rarely survived) -oil on wood -often thought to be self portrait
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Jean Fouquet, Melun Diptych -Patron on one side, Madonna on Earth -sharp edged stone on book, reference to being martered (St. Steven) -actual portrait of kings mistress -very bizarre body structure
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Unformatted text preview: -cherubim and seraphim, traditionally red and blue Martin Schongauer, Saint Anthony tormented by Demons-engraving-represent technical advancement-engraving more accurate than wood block-paper printing gains prominence-makes art accessible to the middle class-spread of artistic ideas Ch 16 Italy 1400-1500-renewed interest in everything that includes man-rediscovery of old texts-new elite of merchants and middle class Donatello, St. Mark-first renaissance sculptor of importance-Patron St. of linen makers-much more human-Controposto - weight on one side, relaxed pose-exaggerated head and hands-carved in the round...
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