Feb. 25 Lecture

Feb. 25 Lecture - Introduction to Art History Art of the...

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Introduction to Art History Art of the Italian Renaissance February 25, 2008 Introduction to Early Renaissance period The 13 th and 14 th cen. can be either considered Late Gothic or Pre-Renaissance. A woman with a halo and a blue robe is the Virgin Mary. Giotto was a student of Cimabue. An aspiring artist would start off between the ages of 7-15 and would live with a master artist and be an apprentice artist, thus it was a boys only world as artists. There was no such thing as an art-guild and the artists were then a part of the pharamictics guild and the sculptors of the masonry guild. The apprentice would move up to a master artist level and would do a bigger part of the art works (the figures, the faces, etc.) and the apprentice would do the minor stuff (minor figures, small detailing, etc.). The Arena Chapel was built for one patron and was originally the personal palace for that one patron. Giotto painted the Arena Chapel for a backdrop as his personal space for his paintings. The blue ceiling is huge here as it implies that you are under the sky (which implies the heavens) instead of the other worldly gold. The Lamentation of Christ is one art we are going to focus on. St. John the Evangelist has thrown up his
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 10603 taught by Professor Mccallum during the Spring '08 term at TCU.

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