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    1425-1428, oil on oak) in this painting. Of course, mainly because Rogier van der Weyden was a student of Robert Campin. But in my opinion, there is this very similar spirituality that is laid down on both paintings, and it was something that Robert could teach Rogier, it was something they both had (and possibly what established their connection.) In “The Mérode Altarpiece” “the smallest details are meticulously worked to reflect reality on a two-dimensional plane. Illusionistic effects are…

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    Figural Painting Analysis

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    to the viewer. The painting now speaks for itself in the ways in which the artist chooses to paint the intended subject. Now we see clear figural depictions of important people in the catholic faith, which in the case we concluded to be the Virgin Mary and her son,…

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    Anne”, there is peculiar detail of Mary sitting upon the lap of St. Anne, this is peculiar not because of the action itself but its meaning, which as far we know, which is that there is none. But their placement is intentional, if we look upon St. Anne right arm is obscured by Mary’s, but…

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    considers the details of both Mary and her baby’s garments, where the lines soften to show fluidity in the falling folds of the jewel-tone garment fabrics, another clear indication of Duccio’s work. Using color and light, the artist then draws attention to Mary’s gaze in this painting, by brightening the tone of Mary’s skin on the bridge of her nose and slightly in her cheeks. It’s then that the viewer can see and begin to sense the strong connection, the maternal bond between Mary and her…

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    The Madonna Enthroned

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    The Madonna Enthroned painting depicts the Virgin Mary and her child siting on a throne. The picture is unique in that it blends Western and Eastern influences and therefore the author of this work has been the source of much debate (Davies 273). Several aspects of the painting such as the throne, the red shoes and the archangels are typical of Eastern or Byzantine art. “Yet, Jesus gives the Western, not eastern, sign of blessing, and the halos are not the plain burnished disks found in…

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    Byzantine Art Themes

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    closely associated with wooden panel painting (Brooks, p. 1). The many themes found within Byzantine art are, representations of holy people and holy events (Cavarnos, pg. 27). The most common people and events represented are Christ, the Virgin Mary, the biblical story of Salvation and the lives of the saints (Durand, p. 10). Byzantine icons are the most common and more recognized art pieces of…

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    William James Mysticism

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    Mysticism Catherine of Siena was of the most popular catholic saint. She was famous for her work with underprivileged and her charitable service. She derived her mysticism in the practical relief of human suffering. She gained legendary status while alive and the legendary status continued ever after her life because of the strong following she had. As can be ascribed from her literary works, she was independent in her approach of following religion; St Catherine was passionate regarding her…

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    Wes Moore and the other Wes Moore grew up in the same area at roughly the same time, but both had very different outcomes in their lives. One of them became a Rhode scholar and the other one ended up with a life sentence in prison. Their lives were very similar while they were young, both grew up in a bad neighborhood and they also did not have fathers. While growing up both were not good in school which bothered one mother, but the other did not care as much. The decision they made ultimately…

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    La Sagrada Familia (Abbr

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    because it is a Roman Catholic church, and, therefore, must follow a Latin Cross plan (Permanyer, 1999). The composition of the façades is extremely vertical, directing your sight line upward and to the heavens where God, but more importantly, Jesus and Mary reside. Also, while the façades and the outward composition of La Sagrada Familia seem to be incredibly heavy, the inside is filled with polychromatic light, because of the Gothic inspired windows that fill the walls. The crypt, which is…

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    Saint Luke The Evangelist

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    Paul says that all he has left is Luke, who stays supportive of him. Luke had a spot in the heart of many of the females around him because of his many skills, kind and loyal ways, and his devotion to God and Jesus Christ. According to Luke, “Hail Mary full of grace” was spoken at the Annunciation and “Blessed are you and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus” are spoken by Mary’s cousin Elizabeth. Luke is responsible for the stories about Jesus disappearing in Jerusalem as…

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