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    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 to keep up and did so by painting “multiple repetitions of his compositions”(2) Wtewael also introduced many important “arcadian themes and motifs”(3). For example the “The Adoration of the Shepherds” introduced the “shepherd with the lamb on his shoulders”(3) and ”to be placed in a nativity scene”(3) till this date it 's still used. Wtewael’s painting is tricky as it 's between two main periods being the “Renaissance” and the “Baroque” where it 's in a difficult position, but it 's considered a Renaissance piece since the Renaissance ends in 1600. The painting shows many characteristics that a painting from that era would contain, but the Renaissance “artist looked to nature for inspiration the Mannerists looked to previous art particularly the contorted nudes of Michelangelo and the theatricality of Raphael 's later work.”(7). Renaissance had certain characteristics that made it into Mannerism, according to visual-arts-cork one of the characteristics of Renaissance is “Greater…

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    Baroque Art

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    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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    architecture from the High Renaissance period is the Santa Maria Della Grazie. This building is located in Milan, Italy and designed by Donato Bramante. This is Bramante’s finest achievement, including the addition of a crossing and choir in this abbey church. It is a brick structure, the form influenced by square dome baptisteries in Northern Italy. The chancel extends further than the transept arms built in the mainly centrally planned church. The hemispherical dome has a diameter of…

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    Caravaggio

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    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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    Fine Art In Italy

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    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…

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    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. (claudelorrain.org) 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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    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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    Comparing Two Archangels

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    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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    Today, millions of students are reading books in school that they find boring and unrelatable. Students sometimes find it hard to connect to the characters and the situations represented in the books they read for class. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is not one of those books. This book has relatable characters like Scout and Jem who go through situations that student can find themselves relating to. To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful book with life lessons that will always be relevant…

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    A mockingbird is a powerless, innocent creatures who does nothing but sing its heart out. Killing one or even hurting one would be like hurting a helpless baby. Harper Lee uses the mockingbird as a symbol which signifies that everything is good and harmless in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. This book takes place in Maycomb, a small racist town. The mockingbird is first mentioned when Atticus tells his kids how it is sinful to kill a mockingbird. Lee intelligently demonstrates innocence in…

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