St. Louis Art Museum Analysis

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Art from the Renaissance is most realistic compared to any other art. During my trip to the St. Louis Art Museum I look through hundreds of paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque period. My favorite painting I looked at from this period at the museum was Peasants Dancing in a Tavern by Adriacn van Ostade. The Renaissance and Baroque art section stood out the most to me at the museum. When I first arrived to the St. Louis Art Museum I went down to the first level where most of the art was from ancient cultures. The knight armor was most interesting to me because of the craftsmanship of the armor. This armor is title "Wilhelm von Worms the Elder". The armor was made of steel and leather and it was used in Germany. It weighs 40 pounds and is 68 x 30 inches. According to "Full suits of armor were worn by men on horseback for protection during battle. Custom-made to fit the owner, this suit is composed of separate sections that shield individual body parts." Design for the knights' armor was based on the fashion trends of the time. Activities where the armor was worn were field battle, jousting, and king presentation. The helmet has little visibility to see out but has an interesting design. The …show more content…
It was painted from 1752 to 1758. John Greenwood was born in 1728 in Boston. Greenwood was an apprentice to Thomas Johnson before he began painting in 1747. According to the National Gallery of Art said "He left Boston in 1752 for the Dutch colony of Surinam, in South America, where he painted 115 portraits of residents and of the New England sea captains who visited the port." After his time in South Africa Greenwood went to Amsterdam where he worked on portraits and engraving. Also, he would be an auctioneer when he wasn’t painting. John Greenwood would spend the rest of his life residing in London where he became a member of the Society of Artists of Great

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