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Exam 2 Chapter 20 PDF

Nicholas oil on canvas ca 1660 65 this is a scene of

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Unformatted text preview: complementary relationship since. • This painting is once of vanitas (or a memorial to the brevity of life) o This painting is also a visual reminder of the shortness of life §༊ This is exemplified by the cemetery, the tombs, the crumbling ruins of the abbey, the dead trees • This painting also works with contrasts to enhance the message/impact o The cemetery, while completely crumbling, is surrounded by a rainbow §༊ This symbolizes God’s promise of redemption • This painting inspires the awe on which the Romantics base the idea of the sublime off of 150 years later Willem Claesz, Heda, Still Life with Oysters, a Roemer, a Lemon, and a Silver Bowl, oil on panel, ca. 1634 • This is a still life of a momento mori and of a vanitas o Momento moris were pictorial reminders of death o Vanitas were reminders of vanity • The unstable composition suggests a transience o The person suddenly had to leave and abandon his/her meal §༊ The objects are given a very strong and strange pathos because of this hasty action • Heda makes use of light effects that he is famous for o The light on the roemer (wine glass) reflects glass drops and reflections from the unseen window • The tonal quality of the painting is monochromatic Pieter Saenredam, Interior of the Choir of St. Bravo’s Church at Haarlem, oil on panel, ca. 1660 • This painting is a representation to the church that utilizes accurate details but also includes exaggerated elements for effect o The impossible- ness of the view suggests a greater sense of vastness in the architecture than would actually realistically exist. • The stark whiteness is a symbol of purity o The spare space is supposed to be spiritual §༊ This was a Protestant belief • The tiny figures on the inside provide scale and narrative to this painting Notes on Jan Steen: • Of all the daily life Dutch painters, he was the sharpest and best- humored o But his paintings also carried messages • In order to supplement is career as an artist, Jan Steen ran an inn o This let him mold very keen insights into human behavior • He was a very gifted history painter Jan Steen, The Feast of St. Nicholas, oil on canvas, ca. 1660- 65 • This is a scene of comical circumstance...
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