Exam 1 Chapters 13-17 PDF

Hubert and jan van eyck ghent altarpiece closed ca

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Unformatted text preview: Liliesà༎purity §༊ Extinguished candleà༎ the light of God has entered the room §༊ Towelsà༎purity o There is also a depiction of a premonition that represents Christ in the human form. • Right Panel: o This is an image of Joseph working on a carpenter’s bed §༊ The symbolism in this is that he is making a mouse trap in order to catch the Devil. • This is a reference to a theological belief o This indicates that the painter is being guided by someone learned, or that the painter is highly intellectual and learned himself. Hubert and Jan Van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (open), completed in 1432, oil on panel • The section reserved for the Sacrifice of the Lambs (bottom section) was painted all together and completed together. o Everything is on scale with one another o The scene flows across the numerous panels • The depiction of Jesus Enthroned as the King of Heaven is disproportionate o The figure of Jesus was probably not intended for that space because the figure it too big for it. • The depiction of Adam and Eve are the earliest known paintings of nudes in the north o Adam is shown as stepping out of the frame §༊ This makes the figure look as though it is above the viewer. o Eve looks pregnant §༊ There was this northern belief that women were the most beautiful when they were pregnant • A lot of representations of females at this time depict them as slightly preggs. o The depictions of Cane and Abel are painted in such a way that the figures look like they are made from stone. Hubert and Jan Van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (closed), ca. 1432, oil on panel...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/08/2014 for the course ARHS 1020 taught by Professor Miriamlilje during the Spring '12 term at Tulane.

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