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Unformatted text preview: Boticelli, Primavera (Spring), 1478 Boticelli worked for the court of Medici family This is more like a tapestry no 1-point perspective Not Christian its an allegory Greek/Roman myths for source but no stories just references Subject and mimesis were both different & new Da Vinci, Last Supper, ca. 1495-1498 He began his career in Florence This is at the end of a monasterys dining hall Most significant meal in Christianity Ruined condition because this was an experiment not just subject matter, but also the technique fresco & dry layer One point perspective attention/focus on Christs head spiritual focus too Judass head the only one in shadow, or face unseen Albrecht Durer, Self Portrait, 1500 Representative looks out as us confrontationally - assertive Establishes some sort of relationship between him and viewer Inscription in Latin but he doesnt know Latin Careful attention to mimesis Suggest 3 dimensionality Suggests presence of something that is absent Presence of the artist what message? how much it resembles holy face of Christ Has to do with new age of art Its as much about the making, the procedures, as it is about the end result He is placing himself in role of Christ? Sacrilegious? Unusual creativity Analogous to gods creations Michelangelo, David, ca. 1501-04 Renaissance masterpiece Located piazza civic part of city Florence is like David (underdog) Now in a museum (replaced by copy of statue in piazza) Many celebrations; seat of Florentine government; David guards piazza Cant understand David or piazza without the other Erudite Michelangelo knew about point of view and distance Must make hair much bigger; show hair Precious marble heavy and fragile Marvelous no replication can show the luminosity Crystals underneath surface of marble reflect light seems alive Inventive his skills amazed people Facial expression determination Hand casual, but full of power Da Vinci. Mona Lisa . 1503-7 Not particularly located, erudite, or precious So why is it a masterpiece? Not considered one when it was made Detail of face no lines on face forehead to hairline Other da Vinci pieces perfect geometry in faces Fell into hands of French king nearly unseen for centuries Became famous after book by Vasari came out Someone sketched it, others saw Became famous Was stolen from museum lots of publicity Then became more famous for being famous Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, interior, 1508-12 Different panels on the ceiling, show hundreds of figures Ribs cover the wall and ceiling cross-ribs jointed architecture But Michelangelo added illusionistic details to the architecture, to make it look like stone molding Subjects include Genesis stories, prophets, sibyls, and naked youths...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AHIS BC1002 taught by Professor Higonnet during the Spring '07 term at Columbia.

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