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Attributesofhumanist scholarsastronomicaland

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Unformatted text preview: de Europe; Darius=Turks Alexander=Bavarians, Austrians Altdorfer: Altdorfer: An Epic Battle Not a Near Eastern landscape, but a Northern European fantasy panorama In the distance: imaginary view from Greece across the Mediterranean to Egypt with Nile delta No established conventions for depicting the Orient Holbein the Younger: Holbein the Younger: Diplomatic Double­Portrait Hans Holbein the Younger, The French Ambassadors, 1533, oil and tempera o/panel Holbein: Protestant Dutch painter, later to become court painter in Great Britain Frequented intellectual milieu of Christian humanists; met Erasmus of Rotterdam in Basel (center of Protestantism/ Calvinism) Holbein the Younger: Holbein the Younger: Diplomatic Double­Portrait Erasmus recommended Holbein to the court of Henry VIII in Britain Sitters: French ambassadors to England>Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve Attributes of humanist scholars: astronomical and mathematical models, scientific and musical instruments (lute and reed flute), Oriental carpet, rich cloth Holbein the Younger: Holbein the Younger: Diplomatic Double­Portrait Anamorphic image (anamorphosis= distortion of form) Object only visible with a cylindrical mirror Skull>memento mori (=reminder of death, mortality) Gossaert (Mabuse): Gossaert (Mabuse): Dürer’s influence Jan Gossaert (Mabuse), Neptune and Amphitrite, c...
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