Perspectives of interpretation:
Vasari biographical (Michelangelo groupie); establishes the way we see Renaissance
Wolfflin Formalistic approach: analyzing the art itself
(Marxist, deconstructivist, s
Topic: Bronze-casting video?
Myth of Hephaestus worked in silver, gold and bronze made beautiful Pandora.
Created by Hera one parent. Patron God of handicrafts. -> Techne
Roykus Temple of Athena statue, and Theodorus Samos labyrinth, sculpture of
Techne Dealt with more than just art in Ancient Greece; Aristotle: Activity based on
Knowledge and Governed by Rules: Painting/Sculpting via the rules of the trade. The
Greeks applied rules so as to bring order, clarity, balance, harmony, to th
Topic: Transition to High Renaissance
Raphael: First contemporary person to be buried in the Pantheon. Vasari said that
painting died with him. A man surrounded by myth.
Transfiguration: Complex, colours glowing out of shadow, figures had an emotion
p595: Restoring Renaissance paintings.
Creating a visual harmony reminiscient of the harmony of the universe: Microcosmic
perfection of the macrocosmic complex yet beautiful reality. Remember, though he is
associated with the Ne
Pisano, Nicola - 1259-1260
Annunciation, Nativity and Adoration of the
Marble carving with references to Augustine
peace piece known as the Tellus relief (ara
pages); note the reclining pose of the Virgin.
Bonaventura Berlinghieri - 1235
Topic: Van Dongen et. al.
Know the analytical progression of Van Dongens career
Unrealism of the subject-based colour: going against tradition and challenging the
viewer; though true (Age of the Avant-Garde), but nonetheless a juxtaposition
Vasari was his groupie: Christened his work as truly awesome. Pope Julius had that
term applied to himself, as well. (terribelita)
Pieta: 1498-1500, marble in St. Peters. Drapery, positioning, monumentality harks
back to Tellus relief
Church of Santa Maria Vittoria: Assemblage: Saint Theresa of Avila; Berninis St.
Theresa in Ecstasy; the whole thing is a piece by Bernini.
St. Theresa in Ecstasy:
Bernini integrates architecture, sculpture and painting to maximize effect. Mys
The Baroque II
Theresa de Rovila? : Personal knowledge of God.
Francis Xavier; Loyola led a new movement in Catholocism. Design and ornament the
new churches to attract people back, art as propaganda; exuberant style: Baroque.
Works extolling the popes vi