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Chapter 14 - From Gothic to Renaissance

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QuickTimeJ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeJ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Chapter 14 From Gothic to Renaissance Italian Art of the Later 13 th Century Byzantine Madonna and Child, 13 th century o Icons Popular in middle east Ex: Madonna and child/ suffering Christ Would actually allow you to connect to Christ or Madonna o Style Byzantine Problem with art before renaissance (Greek style) Flattened idea of space (everything in one plane) Solid lines of light (no illusionistic movement) Background Nothing in background Gold leaf – pound gold until it’s very thin and then is glued onto painting o Gold reflects light (doesn’t give idea of space) Stylization – what would normally be observed is abstracted some way Representation of something else Cimabue, Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets, ca. 1280-1290 (12’x7’) o Icon (same as previous) o Certain characteristics make it differ from Byzantine style Perspective, shading, space, termination of frame o Tempera – predominant medium in Italy in this century Crushed pigment in egg white Very opaque Doesn’t allow a lot of shading o Altarpiece (new during time period) Located at Holy Cross in Florence 4 th Lateran council The host/wine literally becomes the body and blood of Christ
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