Glossary of Art History 1 S13: Medieval Painting
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- A cloister is a:
b-Residence for clergy and monks
c-Space protected from outside intrusion
d-All of the above
- D-all of the above
- The Pisano Pulpit (p 276) has some features that are considered classical and others that are not. Cite one of each.
- Classical-treatment of the deeply cut, full-bodied forms
Nonclassical-use of hierarchical scale and the congested layout
- Italian painting in the 1300's was dominated by three artists. Name them.
- 1-Cimabue 2-Giotto 3-Duccio
- ITalian Painting in the 1300's is thought to be a fusion between what two influences?
- Byzantine spirituality and Cletic naturalism?
- The 14th century painting of __ is credited with a surpassing material solidity of figures.
- Many features of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel prefigure Mechelangelo's Sistine chapel. Name 2.
- painted textures, and complex themes?
- True or false: Charlemagne and the Franks are considered by hiistorians to be "Germanic" peoples.
- The single most important function of Medieval art was to __.
- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) is most famous for his principled and clear formulation of the __ __.
- scientific method
- The two centers of Renaissance development each contributed to a new understanding of perspective. Describe the difference between them.
- 1-Italian Renaissance-linear perspective
2-Northern Renaissance-atmosphere perspective
- True or False: In Cennini's
"Il Libro dell'Arte," the author warns artists not to copy the work of "other good masters" lest they get sued for infringement.
- The term Renaissance means "rebirth." What exactly is being "reborn?"
- classical thought
- Describe three symbols presentin the Merode Altarpiece, and what they stand for:
- 1-Homunculus-medieval explanation for reproduction-2-lily-purty, the trinity/2 full blooms and one bud
3-mousetrap-a way to trap satan
- Name four symbols in the Arnolfini Portrait and what they stand for:
- 1-dog-royal, symbol of fidelity/loyalty
2-sandals are off, barefoot, symbol of holy ground
3-single lit candle-presence of God
4-oranges-imported wealth and fertility
- The heads of the figures in van der Weyden's Deposition form a figure:
- ∞ the symbol for infinity
- What was teh best way to get your picture painted into an altarpiece in the 15th century?
- Be a patron and donate the money for the painting and/or donate to the church
- A study of the painter's guild of Bruges in the 1480s has shown that __% of its members were women.
- Name two conventions of Gothic art that persist in the Limbourg Brothers "Tres Riches Heures" February:
- hiearchical scaling and the wall is missing for clarity
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