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4-EaRenPtg - Masaccio (1401-28) Founding father of...

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Masaccio (1401-28) “Founding father” of Renaissance painting; died before reaching the age of 27. The Trinity
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Iconography : The study of those aspects of a work of art that pertain exclusively to its subject, and the ways in which that subject is represented. Iconography of the Trinity : • God the Father: elderly bearded man with blue cloak over reddish shirt. • The Son (Jesus Christ): shown semi-nude and crucified on a cross. • The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost): appears in the form of a dove. Note : The holiness or sanctity of the figures is denoted by a halo, usually a gold disk.
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Gothic painting of The Trinity (13th century) (Same iconography—different style)
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The Virgin Mary St. John “the Evangelist” (Note that the haloes are “foreshortened” into elliptical shapes)
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Italian painting, c. 1310 (Note variations in the scale of the figures)
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Donor portraits in Masaccio’s Trinity (probably members of the Lenzi family)
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Masaccio’s Trinity on the wall of a church in Florence
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Masaccio’s Trinity : the complete painting
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course ART 1441 taught by Professor Zucker,m. during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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4-EaRenPtg - Masaccio (1401-28) Founding father of...

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