Resurrection of Christ

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Slide 14-3: The Resurrection of Christ , Piero della Francesca, 1460-63 (Cat. 19806) We see that Piero was fond of the square format . Here's another example, for this painting is essentially square, being about 10% higher than it is wide. Stillness: The square format, as we've seen before, gives a mood of overall stillness. This static quality is enhanced by locating Christ exactly on center. Arnheim says that Christ's frontal symmetry makes him look like a statue. Christ is static but the guards appear restless. Their tilted heads are a perfect foil for the riveting head of Christ. Vertical Zones: The central vertical divides the scene with Winter on left, summer on right. The rebirth of nature is here probably a symbol for rebirth of Christ. Horizontal Zones: Similarly, the painting is divided into three horizontal bands. Christ occupies the middle band, his head and shoulders reaching into the upper band of sky. His figure unites earth and the heaven. The guards are in the zone below the line marked by Christ's foot. Baptism of Christ
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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