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2_14 Notes - Lecture 9: Northern European Art and the...

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Lecture 9: Northern European Art and the Reformation in the 16 th century Important terms: predella base for an altarpiece iconoclasm using images in a religious context woodcut reductive sculpture—carved away what you didn’t want—easy to reproduce engraving cutting into a wax seal over copper plate and the copper was burned down with acid Matthias Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece (details of closed), c. 1510-15 (18-2) Exterior is more famous than the interior—St. Sebastian on the left, St. Anthony on the right—German Renaissance—twisted depiction of Christ, no feeling of an interest in ideal forms—in the chapel of a monastery hospital: victim’s of St. Anthony’s fire (gangrenous disease)—for the patients to persevere through pain Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece (open), c. 1510-1515 (not shown in book) Inside the annunciation, manger scene, Christ’s ascension Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece (open again), c. 1510-1515 (18-3) Carved altarpiece—left is meeting of St. Anthony and St. Paul—right is temptation of St. Anthony Lucas Cranach the Elder, Allegory of Law and Grace, c. 1530, woodcut (18-1) Description of the Reformation—friend and follower of Martin Luther—one of the first artists to work with woodcuts: played off of printmaking (the same thing that allowed
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARTH 201 taught by Professor Fordham during the Fall '08 term at UVA.

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