Monday, January 16, 2017

New and Renewed Ways of Seeing: Early Renaissance in Europe

Giotto di Bondone, Lamentation & Scrovegni chapel
Petrus Christus, Goldsmith (12-7)
  Rogier van der Weyden, Deposition (12-6)
  Bill Viola, Emergence
  Modernism, protorenaissance, Realism, idealism, abstract, representational, non-representational, fresco

Week Two, Art Ninjas Part I: Donatello & Leonardo

January 17: Early Renaissance in Europe (but mostly Italy)                                              
Homework due today:  Stoksdad, Chapter 12 (pp. 306-337: focus on key works; )
Classwork: Discussion of Key works and instruction: 
Key Works and Terms:
Bellini, Saint Francis in Ecstasy (12-1)
Jan van Eyck, Annunciation (12-4)
Jan van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and Giovanna Cenami (12-5)
Perugino, Delivery of Keys to St. Peter,  (p 329)
Massaccio, Trinity (12-23)
Massaccio, Tribute Money(12-24 &12-25)

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Botticelli, Birth of Venus (12-28)


If you like Giotto, look at and read about many images from Giotto's Arena Chapel (Scrovegni Chapel) at this site.

Key Work: Giotto di Bondone, Arena/Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, 1305-6, fresco (11-31 & 32)





Key Work: Giotto di Bondone, Arena/Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, 1305-6, exterior (11-31 & 32)








Giotto, Last Judgment, Scrovegni Chapel, 1306 more info at web gallery, detail




Key Work: Giotto di Bondone, Marriage at Cana, Raising of Lazarus, Lamentation, Resurrection, and 'Noli Mi Tangere' Arena/Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, 1305-6 fresco Terms: Fresco, Grisaille, renaissance

Giotto di Bondone, Lamentation, 1305. You can read about standard scenes from the Life of Christ depicted in art history here


Giotto di Bondone, Lamentation, 1305, detail
a Giotto Angel, also lamenting. 


Giotto, Raising of Lazarus, 1305 more on Lazarus here
Rogier Van Der Weyden, Deposition, 1442, oil on panel, 86" x ~104"


http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/ARTH/Images/ARTH_214images/Rogier/descent_prado_det.jpg
Rogier Van Der Weyden, Deposition, 1442, oil on panel, 86" x ~104"


Bill Viola, Emergence, 2003, description and better images here.

Petrus Christus, Goldsmith (12-7), 1449, Netherlandish, oil on oak, 

Speaking of Emergence!   LIST: traits of the Renaissance that you see emerging: 
Jan Van Eyck, Arnolfini Portrait, 1434, oil on panel, 32"x23"
Ernst Gombrich wrote: "A simple corner of the real world had suddenly been fixed on to a panel as if by magic ... For the first time in history the artist became the perfect eye-witness in the truest sense of the term"
Key thoughts: illusionism, symbolism, genre painting, 
 











Jan Van Eyck, Portrait- possibly Self-Portrait, 1433, inscribed: JOHES DE EYCK ME FECIT ANO MCCCC.33. 21. OCTOBRIS ("Jan van Eyck Made Me on October 21, 1433") at the bottom and at the top the motto AlC IXH XAN ("I Do as I Can")


Massaccio, Holy Trinity, 1425(263 in × 125 in)IO FU[I] G[I]A QUEL CHE VOI S[I]ETE E QUEL CH['] I[O] SONO VO[I] A[N]C[OR] SARETE" (I once was what you are and what I am you also will be)

Massaccio, Holy Trinity, 14   (263 in × 125 in)
What does this perspective do?   The fresco, with its terrible logic, is like a proof in philosophy or mathematics, God the Father, with His unrelenting eyes, being the axiom from which everything else irrevocably flows" American Art Historian Mary McCarthy. 


Massaccio, Holy Trinity, detail
Massaccio, Tribute Money, 1425, Brancacci Chapel, fresco, 8' x 20'



Giovanni Bellini - Saint Francis in the Desert - Google Art Project.jpg
Giovanni Bellini, St. Francis in the Desert, 1480, 49 x 56", oil on panel




Giovanni Bellini - Saint Francis in the Desert - Google Art Project.jpg



Bonaventura Berlinguieri, St Francis Preaching to the Birds, ~1235/ Bellini St Francis in Ecstasy 1480

Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1486, tempera on canvas, 68" x 110"
Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1486, tempera on canvas, 68" x 110"


Jan Van Eyck, Arnolfini Portrait, 1434, oil on panel, 32"x23"
Ernst Gombrich wrote: "A simple corner of the real world had suddenly been fixed on to a panel as if by magic ... For the first time in history the artist became the perfect eye-witness in the truest sense of the term"

Friday Kahlo, Friday Kahlo and Diego Rivera, 1933


Frida Kahlo, Diego and I, 1949

Jan van Eyck, Annunciation (12-4), 1434
"Behold the handmaiden of the Lord"

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