Exam 1 Chapters 13-17 PDF

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Unformatted text preview: Perugino, The Delivery of the Keys, located in the Sistine Chapel, ca. 1482, fresco • Everything that is happening in the painting leads to the entrance of the church o Jesus is seen giving St. Peter the keys to the church §༊ This action is put in the middle, making St. Peter the center of attention as well as drawing the eye to the church’s entrance. • The viewer can tell this is St. Peter because he is dressed in his traditional color of blue. (St. Peter is always holding a key and/or dressed in blue in paintings) • In this time period, churches were made to be circular o This stems from the idea that the perfect church would be round because like God “it has no end and no beginning.” §༊ The church in this picture is modeled after this literary reference. Note: The Pope called on the most important painters of the time to paint a panel in the Sistine Chapel as part of the beautification of Rome. Michelangelo painted the ceiling, but other remarkable and great artists of the time cover the walls of the Chapel. Chapter 16 The High Renaissance Important Notes to Remember: • The idea that artists were practitioners of the liberal arts really takes off in this times period. o In period before, artists were considered craftsmen and laborers. §༊ Art was not an intellectual medium but rather a labor skill, like what plumbing is considered to be today. • The six artists of the High Renaissance are said to have possessed “genius.” o This means that these men had been singled...
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