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    • Chapel of Henry VII,
    • Westminster Abbey,
    • London, England, 
    • Gothic Art: 1503–1519

    • How is this work typical of the Flamboyant Gothic?      
    •      – Extensive surface decoration
    •      – Fan vaulting
    • Lamentation, Arean Chapel, Padua -Fresco
    • Giotto Di Bondone,
    • Arean Chapel, Padua, It.,
    • Early Renaissance: Italy ca. 1305,

    • What are important pictorial devices appear in this image?
    •      -faces/hands of angels and people point            
    •       to Christ
    •      -halos draw attention to Holy ones
    •      -expression- (reflects the suffering
    •       people went through during plague)

    • How does it show a transition from Gothic aesthetics?
    •     -sense of realistic space
    •     -sense of realism
    •     -attention to emotion
    • October, from Les TrèsRiches Heures du Duc de Berry,
    • LIMBOURG BROTHERS
    • 1413–1416. Ink on vellum

    • Who was this work created for?
    •      -Jean, duke of Berry

    • What is the importance of the subject of the image?
    •      -Barren/torn legging raises questions of
    •       economics
    •      -shows that peasant living wasn't good
    •      -Not sure how the artists got away with it

    • What element of the work suggests that the society may not be perfect?
    •      -torn leggings
    •      -barren
    •      -birds are eating the seeds
    • Ghent Altarpiece (open),
    • JAN VAN EYCK,
    • completed 1432.
    • Oil on wood

    • What is the important about the representations of the Adam and Eve?
    •      -Shows the realization of sin, and the
    •       need for the communion ceremony

    • What is the general subject of the lower register?
    •      -the communion ceremony
    •      -pure lamb giving blood (christ dying)
    •      -flood flows down a stream/well
    •      -cup would be placed in the center of this  
    •      piece as if the flood of the lamb was
    •      flowing into the cup

    • How does the background of the painting relate to the artists travels?
    •      -the greenery/plants were not all of the
    •      netherlands
    •      -showed that he had travelled and
    •      painted the greenery of other regions
    • Deposition,
    • ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN,
    • ca. 1435.
    • Oil on wood
    • What is the subject of the panel?
    •      -Christ's crucifixion 

    • Who was it created for?
    •      -Archers Guild of Louvain (as seen in
    •      corners with the bow)

    • What how does the box-like setting of the panel enhance its emotional appeal?
    •     -makes it seem as if it is on a stage:
    •     theatrical
    •     -adds to the drama
    • Portinari Altarpiece (open),
    • HUGO VAN DER GOES,
    • ca. 1476.
    • Tempera and oil on wood

    • How is this work typical of fifteenthcentury Northern European painting?
    •      – Disguised symbolism
    •      – Inclusion of patrons
    •      – Narrative images through out panels
    • (Master of Flémalle), Mérode Altarpiece (open), The Annunciation (center panel),
    • ROBERT CAMPIN
    • ca. 1425–1428. Oil on wood

    • What is the subject of the central panel?
    •      -the annunciation (gabriel telling Mary she will give birth to the saviour)

    • What elements of the painting relate to this subject?
    •      -white towels/wash basin
    •      -angel talking to virgin
    •      -extinguished candle, lillies, fire screen,    
    •       bench
    •      -Joseph (carpenter) background shows 
    •       this was a common house meaning it 
    •       was a common household shrine
    • Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride,
    • JAN VAN EYCK
    • 1434.
    • Oil on wood 

    • What is the suggested subject of this image?
    •       -
    • How is it typical of the artist’s tendency to include disguised symbolism in his work?
    • Portrait of a Lady,
    • ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN,
    • ca. 1460.
    • Oil on panel

    How is this image typical of female portraiture?

    What features make the work typical of Northern European portraiture in general?
    • Miraculous Draught of Fish,
    • KONRAD WITZ,
    • 1444.
    • Oil on wood

    What is the importance of the landscape in this image?
    • Sacrifice of Isaac, competition panel for east doors, baptistery of Florence Cathedral, LORENZO GHIBERTI,
    • Florence, Italy,
    • 1401–1402.
    • Gilded bronze relief

    Why was this piece created?

    What distinguished it from others in the competition?
    • Saint Mark, Or San Michele,
    • DONATELLO,
    • Florence, Italy,
    • 1411–1413.
    • Marble

    What unique features appear in this work?
    • Adoration of the Magi,
    • GENTILE DA FABRIANO,
    • 1423.
    • Tempera on wood

    What elements of this work are typical of the Renaissance?

    What elements relate to the International Gothic style?
    • Holy Trinity, Santa Maria Novella,
    • MASACCIO,
    • Florence, Italy,
    • ca. 1428.
    • Fresco
    • How is the space of the patron different from that of the religious figures?

    What elements of this work establish it as a trompe l’oeil?
    • interior of Santo,
    • FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI,
    • Florence, Italy,
    • begun ca. 1436.

    What is pietra serena?

    What important architectural features are apparent in this structure?

    How does the work relate to notions scale?
    • facade of the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi,
    • MICHELOZZO DI BARTOLOMMEO,
    • Florence, Italy,
    • begun 1445.

    What are the important architectural features of this building?
    • Battle of San Romano,
    • PAOLO UCCELLO,
    • ca. 1455.
    • Tempera on wood

    What elements of this work are typical of the Renaissance?

    What elements relate to the International Gothic style?
    • David,
    • DONATELLO,
    • late 1420s – late 1450s 

    What makes this work unique?

    How does it break from conventions in portraying this biblical figure?

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