FNAR 201 Notes.pdf - Late gothic early renaissance u25cf...

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- Late gothic & early renaissance: Continuous narrative (1 panel tells a story with multiple figures) Sense of movement/animation Use of continuous images No hierarchical scale (more realistic) More slender, human figures with emotionally believable features Devotional images became popular with the Black Plague Rise of vernacular literature; people have more access Rising interest in humanism; interest in the natural world, individuals, and humanity’s worldly existence (as opposed to trends in the afterlife/2 nd coming/hell) Rebirth of Greek classical culture - Byzantine influence - use of gold - Early renaissance: Movement toward naturalism (through observation) Ushered in the age of the early Scientific (reliant on observation) Symbolic drapery; folds are asymmetrical Sense of space Fresco painting technique = painting on damp plaster Use of chiaroscuro – use of lights and darks to create a sense of modeling for a 2D figure Use of foreshortening (ex. Angels) – shorten part of an organic form to make it appear to recede into the distance Use of spatial illusionism Emphasis on horizontal elements (architecture) Gothic structure; tall to reach the heavens (architecture) 3D perspective on a 2D surface - International style: International style – bright colors, gold, weightless figures, fluttering lines, background gives no indication of where the painting is located Combines Sienna and French art styles - Northern renaissance (anything outside Italy in the 15th/16th centuries) Interest in landscape + interior spaces (receding into space) 3D perspective on a 2D surface Deep space and overlapping Observation/naturalism Engraving: - Referred to as a reverse process; use a sharp tool and the areas you want printed you cut out - The deeper and wider the area, the more ink it will hold

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