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Unformatted text preview: • depicted himself in a striking frontal pose, reminiscent of icon painting • shows the influence of Italian art and suggests the ancient association of artists with divine creators Albrecht Durer’s Self Portrait The Last Supper Woodcut • apostles react to Christ’s words with animated gestures that contrast with the inner calm of Christ himself • the bright light of the round window refers to Christ as the sun, while the halo is an illuminated cross El Greco’s The Burial of Count Orgaz • takes place in burial chapel of Ruiz Gonzalez, Count of Orgaz • celebrates a miracle; when the count died, he was place in his tomb by Sts. Stephen and Augustine • the burial is highlighted by the gold brocade cloaks of the saints lowering the counts lifeless body • surrounding the burial are portraits of El Greco’s contemporaries • heaven is filled with figures enveloped in ethereal clouds filtering the flickering light of characteristic of El Greco’s style • Mary in blue and red; John wearing a loin cloth; St. Peter holding a set of keys Laocoon...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RELG 102 taught by Professor Feder during the Spring '08 term at WVU.

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