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Running head: Christ Throughout Art 1 Art 101 Final –Art Time Line Christ Throughout Art  Mrs. Sweat Art 101 Elizabeth Carlson 7/3/2011
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Christ Throughout Art 2   Art Timeline As the museum’s curator I have chosen to create an interactive timeline of  paintings focused on the image of Christ for the museum’s website.  The image of  Christ can be seen featured in many paintings throughout the history of art.  Christian  art is sacred art produced in an attempt to illustrate, supplement and portray in  substantial form the principles of Christianity, though other definitions are possible.  I  want to commemorate His image on the website due to the people that it will bring forth.
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Christ Throughout Art 3 Fig. 1 1340 The Crucifixion Pietro Lorenzetti Tempera on wood, gold ground, original engaged frame The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This painting depicts Christ on the cross hence the title. Also, present in this  painting is Mary and the other persons who witnessed the crucifixion (Lorenzetti, 1340).  This piece of art is a superb example of medieval art due to its iconic imagery as well as  the exaggerated characteristics of the painting’s subjects, the blood spurting out from  Jesus’ side for example. The most significant part of this painting is frame. It was placed  in an elaborately decorated wooden frame so that the painting might be decoration for a  church Alter (Lorenzetti, 1340). This is important because most paintings of the time  were for this reason.
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Christ Throughout Art 4 Fig. 2 1448 Christ in the Wilderness Moretto da Brescia Oil on canvas The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This painting shows Jesus from a different point of view as he sits contemplating  in nature. Jesus is da Brescia’s focal point who is then balanced with asymmetrical  methods through the placement of animals and angles (Brescia da, M., 1498). The  painter takes an Italian Renaissance approach that focuses on a hierarchy of human  beings by bringing attention to the figure of Jesus as he sits and ponders. The fact that  Jesus is deep in thought brings further proof of the influence of the period (Brescia da,  M., 1498). The Renaissance sought to initiate intellectual and critical thinking which this  painting has achieved through the main focal point. Fig. 3 1580
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Christ Throughout Art 5 Christ Carrying the Cross El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) Oil on canvas The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Christ is featured as pleadingly looking up to the dark heavens in this painting.  Jesus carries his cross but with a gentle and accepting embrace. He is painted in dark 
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