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    The Annunciation Analysis

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    This paper will describe the paintings of “The Annunciation” from painters Jan Van Eyck and Robert Campin. Even though the paintings are describing the same things I feel that there is more separating rather than bringing them together. Robert Campin was a Flemish Painter that was based in Tournai who made paintings for both middle and high-class civilians. Jan Van Eyck was also a Flemish Painter that was based in Burges who mostly worked very wealthy patrons. Jan Van Eyck’s “Annunciation” was painted on the exterior of the Ghent Altarpiece that was created in 1432 at the cathedral of Saint Bavo. Robert Campin’s painting of “The Annunciation” was made on the Merode Altarpiece in about 1425. Robert Campin was a Netherland painter that lived…

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    The Elevation of the Cross was painted by Peter Paul Rubens during the Baroque time period in 1610-1611. The painting itself is fifteen feet in height and twenty-one feet in width (Pritchard). Rubens created the painting using oil paint, specifically oil paint on wood (Pritchard). Prior to the destruction of the church, the Elevation of the Cross was originally located at the Church of St. Walburga in Antwerp (Pritchard). Today, the painting is located at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp…

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    Portinari Altarpiece Hugo van der Goes is credited with uniting the scholarly dexterity of Jan van Eyck and the sensitive feelings of Rogier van der Weyden, creating his own style of art. In Ghent, Hugo was the dean of the painters’ guild. An artisan guild was organized by occupation and exerted quality control of its members and administered education with an apprenticeship system. It was a master-apprentice system, where apprentices commonly finished the smaller details on a piece of work…

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    Why was it important? During the early Renaissance, the use of portraits wasn’t used to depict people of their own right but to show peoples devotion to Christ. As portraiture evolved through time and new styles were discovered the idea of portraits became more personal. Portraits gave a more humanistic approach to Christianity, with paintings depicting patrons and saints worshipping and being Christ like it could give this idea of being religious and faithful to God a more personal approach.…

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    The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin The painting The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin, oil on panel was created in 1435 by Jan Van Eyck. He is known for his other well known religious artwork like The Madonna of Canon van der Paele 1436, The Crucifixion, The Last Judgments, and also The Ghent Altarpiece- Singing Angels 1427-29. He was born some time before 1390 and he died the 9 of July,1441. “Van Eyck pursued a career at two courts, working for John of Bavaria, count of Hainaut-Holland (1422–24), and…

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    Raphael's Transfiguration

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    Vasari who states it is the "most beautiful and divine work". I am fortunate enough to have access to some of the best museums in the world which I take advantage of fully. The National Gallery contains one of my favourite works, Jan Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait.' This image of Giovanni Arnolfini and his wife made me curious about the way women are portrayed in art, especially when their representation is so ambiguous. Whether his wife is pregnant or not encouraged me to read Carola Hicks'…

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    included the Netherlands, Germany and France. Artists during the Northern Renaissance period were heavily influenced by the International Gothic Style. Northern Renaissance art could be described as a singular blending of “Late Gothic art, contemporary ideas about observation, and Reformation ideology” (Art History). Europeans during this time saw their God as the almighty and the complete spiritual leader of the world. The art during this period depicted this. Artist Jan Van Eyck was…

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    Renaissance (1300-1700) is a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe, and Italy is believed to be the birthplace of this “rebirth”.Thus, Italian Renaissance is commonly believed to be a great influence upon the Northern Renaissance. However, this new speculation about who might have influenced Leonardo da Vinci will make us question everything we thought we knew. The similarity between the Eve in Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck’s The Ghent Altarpiece (1432) and Mona Lisa (1503) is…

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     Was a protégé by age 10! Lived with the Medici.  Sculpted the marble David in 1504. Genre: Classical/ Christian • David represents the “slaying” of the Medici “giants”  The Pieta is a marble sculpture. Genre: Christian  The Sistine Chapel (1508-1512) • It was the ultimate fresco challenge for Michelangelo; people wanted to see him fail • The ceiling illustrates the story of Genesis • The altarpiece depicts purgatory, heaven, and hell. It’s called “The Last Judgment”  Raphael Sanzio…

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    Hamlet Humanist Ideals

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    man is the most fortunate of all creatures and as a result worthy of the highest admiration and earning his rank on the chain of being, a rank to be envied not merely by the beasts but by the stars themselves and by the spiritual natures beyond and above this world.” Pico della Mirandola had believed, like so many others from that period, that man was not just another beast that was put on the earth for no reason, he had believed that man had potential and was equal to God. Artist, architects,…

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