September 24 - September 24, 2009 Mantua Review comparison...

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September 24, 2009 Mantua Review – comparison to Basillica of Constantine (Greco-roman) High Renaissance (1475-1550) - Rafael - Michallangelo - Leonardo Terms: - Sfumato: o Divised by Leonardo o Next step in chiarrascuro o “smokiness” – trying to capture a sense of the atmosphere around figures, emerging out of the darkness - Pyramidal (vs. planar): like a pyramid, - Figura serpentinata: a curviture of the body where the head, torso, and legs are in a different direction - Empiricism, empirical thought: o Applies mostly to Leonardo Cartoon for the Virgin and Child with St. Anne and the infant St. John Thinking in pyramidal terms o Stable o Unified o Puts the virgin on the lap of her mother in order to make this pyramid shape o Christ child is leaning to John the Baptist who has a small cross in his hand John the Baptist leads the way to God o Anne reminds the Virgin that this is God’s plan and that her son must die Leonardo, Virgin on the Rocks (Lourve Version) c. 1485
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