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General Studies Arnolfini - Art of the Renaissance: Two...

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Art of the Renaissance: Two Paintings Music: ‘Miserere Mei, Deus’ by Gregorio Allegri performed by the Tallis Scholars General Studies at NSG
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Exam questions 1) ‘Only those who have participated in the arts can understand the arts.’ To what extent do you agree with this statement? 2) Select a well-known example of one of the following: a) a building b) a sculpture c) a painting. You should consider its intended message, its aesthetic* appeal and your personal response. * by ‘aesthetic’ we refer to considerations of beauty and taste
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Look carefully at everything in the picture Memorise it
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What can we remember? Now return to the picture. Describe the possible significance of what you see in the painting.
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Placement of the two figures Clothing Cherries Patten clogs Griffon dog Candle Finial Mirror Brush Rosary
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Johannes van eyck fuit hic. (was here). 1434 Finial of St Margaret, patron saint of pregnancy and childbirth Rosary and brush ora et labora (pray and work) Two men in the background, the one in blue presumably the artist Depictions of the Passions of Christ around the mirror
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One candle alight, the other burnt out The absent chain and pulley for lowering Chandelier as a symbol of wealth
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