Saint Pauls Cathedral, London 1673
He is responsible for over 50 churches in London, making him the main baroque architecture.
The cathedral is built on a pre-existing site, the old one partially destroyed by the Great fire of
2 basic approaches to Art History:
Contextual the context within which it falls (when it was, how does that relate to the
work? Any special events? Where it was made? Artists motivations? Gender roles?
Contemporary themes, symbols, meanings?
Major trends in 14th century painting:
*Medieval and Byzantine style as promoted by Cimabue, Duccio (Identified by
elongated forms, gold backgrounds, stylized figures, flat surfaces, minimal importance of
*Monumental, naturalistic style as
Wrongful Execution of the Count (1470-1475) Oil on wood panel
Part of a 4-piece series portraying events that happened in the twelfth century. The
execution is the result of the emperor and his wife because the empress was accused by
The Holy Trinity
They still work with fresco. Lots of scholar talks about the way Masaccio that had a
really good used of space with the lines perfectly lined. The depth was portrayed in a very
Brancacci Chapel (Named after
Procession of the Relix of the True Cross Before the Church of Saint Mark c. 1496
Venice is one of the first city adopting oil painting. Painters in Venice had a special
interest in lighting.
San Giobbe Altarpiece
Giovanni Bellini 1480s oi
Sistine Madonna 1512-1513
The two were almost antagonists mainly even though Raphael was inspired by Michelanglo. He
became extremely well-known to paint the Madonna and Child.
School of Athens 1509 1511 Vatican, Rome
This is the same time as Mich
16th Century Art In Northern Europe
Self Portrait 1500 oil on panel
He was trained early on in gold-smith. He wanted to study with Martin Schongauer. He
combined Italian art with Northern interest. This image is also sometimes referred to a
The Meat Stall 1551
In the background details of the work is a message about charity, as a lady is handy out food.
Oyster shells are shown in abundancedangerous food, leaving behind religious practices.
Caterina van Hemessen
Self-Portrait as the Prodigal son in a Tavern 1635
He rises to success early in his life and later died penniless.
Self-Portrait Leaning on a Sill (age 34) 1640
The beautiful clothing he wears suggests that he is wealthy and associates him
Vocabulary & Method
1. Methodology- systematic and theoretical analysis of the methods applied to a field of study.
2. High/Low- high art.
3. Popular- suited to the taste for general public rather than intellectuals.
4. Formal analysis- Uses past