Exam 1 Chapters 13-17 PDF

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Unformatted text preview: kable because he did something nobody else had done before. • This painting also utilizes the technique of sfumato that da Vinci was a great practitioner and the inventor of o This technique creates a smoky or hazy atmosphere that can only be accomplished through working with oil paint. §༊ Da Vinci said sfumato meant “without lines or borders” Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, ca. 1495- 1498, tempera wall mural • This is not a perfect painting (like Castagno’s Last Supper is) o The table does not fit into the space provided §༊ Da Vinci bends the rules of perspective so heavily regarded in the mid 1400’s (or the Era of Perfect Painting) • Medieval symbolic tools that help identify which persons are which (like how St. Peter is always in blue and/or holding a key) are completely done away with in this painting as well. Note: Da Vinci felt as though the hardest thing for an artist to do was to capture and predict the soul and/or true intent of his subjects. o Examples: §༊ There is no halo around Christ’s head o But! The half circle on top of the middle doorway creates one. • The character of Judas is acting differently than all of the other disciples. • Christ is the most important figure in this painting because everything in it leads to him. o He is also placed in the center to emphasize this point. Brumante, The Tempietto, ca. 1502- 1511, it’s a building. • This building was commissioned by the Spanish to mark the site of St. Peter’s crucifixion • This building utilizes classical era ratios of architecture • The idea of the “perfect church” is implemented here o This is shown by the church’s circular shape Note: The Pope saw this building and commissioned Brumante to build St. Peter’s Basillica. Brumante, Caradosso (commemorative medal), ca. 1452- 1526, bronze • This medal illus...
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