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  • Fine Art In Italy

    the image of a creator God.” (Schaeffer). Of all the artwork was the walked by and studied, there were at least three that stood out to me, not just visually, but also for what they represented in the arts. The first piece that caught my attention was the Madonna with the Long Neck by Parmigianino. After walking through the Uffizi Gallery, passing the numerous Madonna and this and Madonna and that, one could easily just continue to walk past this piece. This work of art is a part of the Mannerism movement that happened in the early sixteenth century until the end of the sixteenth century. This movement was could be distinguished from other movements because of the often elongated figures that graced the canvases, it rejected the High Renaissance ideas of balance and harmony. The Mannerist artists strived to take the classical figures and change them into something new and completely unexpected. In this way, I could ‘hear’ the conversation between the artist of the High Renaissance and Mannerism, saying that maybe the way things were portrayed in High Renaissance wasn’t the answer, perhaps there was a different solution. Parmigianino knew that his work wasn’t going to be the ideal for what the people were looking for. He didn’t completely abandon the elements of color and shape that the High Renaissance use, but instead altered the elements of proportions and balance to convey his message all the while making the painting somewhat still relatable to the audience. I found this…

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  • Baroque Art

    However, the Baroque created a distance between the principles and theories of Antiquity, and therefore the Renaissance, to such a degree they were hardly recognizable, especially in painting (ibid). It became a period of enhanced decoration, more building elements, change of the classical forms of building and a preference toward the pictorial, that led to rejection of straight lines, which can also be seen within Jesuit realm as well as in Bernini’s works (ibid). The distance between Antique…

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  • Social Movements: The Great Schism And Protestant Reformation

    centrally planned church. The hemispherical dome has a diameter of approximately 20 meters; the dome rises up inside an octagonal drum. The exterior is delineated details and is ornamented with local terracotta. The Santa Maria Della Grazie was designed by a major and influential designer. Since it was designed by a Bramante it already has some influence already. With the detailed and large amount of ornamentation creates an importance of the church and is symbolic of Christianity. The large…

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  • Claude Lorrain: Renaissance Or Baroque?

    Katherine Craig Dr. James Terry October 21, 2014 Renaissance and Baroque Art History Claude Lorrain: Renaissance or Baroque? Claude Lorrain was a painter born in Champagne, France in the early 1600s, and painted from 1630 until his death in 1682. ( Lorrain’s style cannot be defined as either strictly Renaissance or Baroque. (thesis.) The painting Villagers Dancing by Lorrain in 1638 is one example of this mixture of stylistic approach. From left to right, Lorrain painted…

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  • Comparing Two Archangels

    second, which suggest more of a Flemish influence. The white skin of the figures and Christian iconography of the paintings indicate that these works were copied from European prints, but these clues shed light on to where in Europe the influences for each work originated. The elegance and dance-like poses of the figures in both works suggest a mannerist influence. The first work exhibits even more mannerism, as the figure has elongated proportions. Additional to mannerist influence, the…

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  • Caravaggio

    Caravaggio: Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610) more famously known as Caravaggio, was a revolutionary figure in European art. Diverging from the idealized figures of the High Renaissance, and the elongated and distorted proportions of Mannerism, Caravaggio invented his own unique style of painting that would later birth the Baroque. The three paintings, the Boy Bitten by a lizard (1593-1594), The Supper at Emmaus (1601), and Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist (1609-1610), demonstrate…

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  • Baroque Style In Early Europe

    Baroque is a tradition representative of Europe art culture style. This word comes from Portuguese ”BARROCO”, which means pearls that not perfect sphere and in the early time it refers to grotesque shape. In addition, “Baroque” means peculiar, strange, and distortive in Italian. Moreover, “Baroque” in French means messy. In the early Europe, it used to describe the work that "lack of classical balance ", which was originally named that advocate of classical art in seventeenth Century is…

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  • Adoration Of The Shepherds Analysis

    According to old masters gallery “Joachim Wtewael was the leading exponent of Italian Mannerism in the Netherlands”(2) due to his “immediate experience with ancient and Italian art and especially with Bolognese mannerism, gathered during his extensive travels through Italy between 1586 and 1592”(2). Wtewael paintings were in high demand, due to his Surrealist style that was put into each of his paintings. His paintings were in such high demand that his paintings were expensive, and Wtewael tried…

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  • Masculine Mannerism In Macbeth

    Masculine Mannerisms Gender roles have ruled society and normalities for both women and men for centuries. Men are expected to be dominant and willing to be violent, while women are supposed to be submissive and innocent. The expectations for both are very different, and straying from the norm has always seemed bizarre. Literature has become a way to stress the importance that gender roles have on society, as well as a way to show the alternation of characteristics between women and men. In…

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  • Role Of Mannerism In A Doll's House

    In Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House”, many have contemplated the late 1800’s and their genders mannerisms and how these affect Nora’s actions throughout the play. Ibsen explores how Nora first begins as an obedient wife and slowly goes further into changing her characteristics. Nora is slowly becoming an independent woman. One of the most complex characters of the 19th century drama, Nora, behaves sporadically in a fit like an impish child, she does not gain a stark sense of reality until the…

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