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Art History Review 3-11

Art History Review 3-11 - Art History Review Styles Jewish...

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Art History Review 3/12/09 Styles Jewish: 1. Painting Plant forms Inscriptions from Torah Extensive décor; (yet not much art bc of 2 nd Commandment) 2. Sculpture 3. Architecture Large scale Early Christian: 1. Painting Iconography Drawn from pagan world (symbolism) Simplicity Lacked perspective “Other worldly” symbols include: Chi-Rho monogram, doves, fish, lamb, setting at a table 2. Sculpture No monumental sculpture; portable Deep cuts Figures crowded together Sarcophagus (Frieze, separate panels,patterned) 3. Architecture Basilica/bath Interior of church very decorated, inside not Focus toward altar Domed buildings Byzantine: 1. Painting/mosaics Long, thin nose(highlight) Face=almond shape Shadow below lower lip Eyes high on face Mosaic Illuminated manuscripts Holy figures, emporer Focus on human figures(richly garbed, lacy ornamentation, decorative abstraction, symbol of spirituality
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