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Unformatted text preview: arh314 unit2 09/10/2007 13:02:00 Missed last week: Alberti, San Andrea 10/9/07 Rome? People were def reading Aristotle Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius, Rome, 315 About the power of the church and the institution o But also about the power of Adovico Camera Picta Means the room of pictures Also called the room of the wedded people o Because he shared this room with his wife In the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua o Made up of many diff buildings Built by andrea montagne Andrea Mantegna (1430-1506) Born near padua Apprenticed with squarcione o Copied casts of ancient statuary 1459- appointed court artist to Ludovico Gonzaga in Mantua o terms of employment (very good) 180 ducats a year, a house, grain for 6 people, firewood 1464- document refers to Montegna accompanying courtiers and scholars from Mantua to Lake Garda to visit Roman ruins o hes hangin with very important people o hes looking very closely at ancient roman art/arch 1472- letter from Cardinal Frenceso Gonzaga (Ludovicos son) to his father asking him to please send Montegna to Bologna o with andrea I will have amusement showing him some of my cameos and bronze figures and other beautiful antiquities which we may study and confer on in company 1476- begins construction on a new house 1484- given rank of court palatine, aristocratic title purchased from the Holy Roman Emperor o boosted up into the nobility (a low rank but still noble) 1506- death of Montegna o buried at S. Andrea examples of his work o agony in the garden, 1455, tempera on wood shows the scene in christs passion peter, james, and john with him and hes praying theyre all sleeping and useless says that he doesnt want to die but if its gods will hell do it praying so hard that he was sweating blood judas in back coming in to arrest Christ angels are showing him whats gonna happen soon the cross very carefully composed we are looking up at Christ he likes this angle were supposed to admire Christ midground: nice road that leads our eye to the city background: distant landscape atmospheric perspective light is not very dramatic its fairly even colors are what youd expect in tempera figures are rather naturalistic he likes odd and foreshortened angles theres a quietness to the composition viewer should be contemplative too o St. Sebastian, 1459 and 1480 (2 diff paintings) Tied to roman ruins and shot with arrows Montegna understood ancient architecture very well...
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