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September 3, 2009 Greek vs. Latin Cross Plan o Greek: (centralized type) 4 equal parts, resembles a t or an x at equal length arms at 90 degrees o Latin: (Longitudinal or Basilica Type) has a longer foot Central aisle is called the “nave” 2 side aisles are called the “side aisles” Transept – the horizontal arm that goes across Crossing or Crossing Square – the square made in between the transept and aisles Giotto’s Bell Tower o More gothic as it goes up o Pietro serena – green stone o The tower is separate to the Church In the North – bell towers are integrated with the church. Height is more important in the North Traini? – The Triumph of Death, Composanto, Pisa. C. 1330s o During this era, the plague was racing through Europe beginning in Sicily. 50 – 70% of population die of the plague – Bubonic plague – bubon appears usually under the armpit o This work addresses the reaction to the plague If I’m going to die tomorrow might as well have fun tonight – get married etc. Go to Church, pray for salvation o Popularity of the Virgin soars during this time – perceived as kind and sympathetic – many Churches and paintings to the Virgin are made o Wealthy men on a jaunt on lovely horses (one has primped hair) and are fancy – they run into 3 graves with men at different stages of death: plump from juices, beginning of decaying, skeleton – momento mouring- reminder of death – a reminder to think about your soul and your salvation One of the wealthy man is holding his nose
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