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Sunday, April 1

  1. page The Art of the Renaissance edited ... Descent from the Cross - Rogier van der Weyden (1435) This is a piece which is the depiction …
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    Descent from the Cross - Rogier van der Weyden (1435)
    This is a piece which is the depiction of the deposition scene of Jesus's crucifixion. This is one of the many scenes which is a reappearing scene, such as the annunciation, the crucifixion etc. This painting is oil on oak and has the symbolism of Jesus's body in the same position as Mary's body when she faints. This shows the Renaissance art which was directly grown from Medieval art of Illuminated Manuscripts, stained glass and tempera painting. (Wieber)
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    David (Donatello)
    (1440's?)
    This bronze statue of David was sculpted by Donatello. The depiction of Donatello's David differs greatly to the depiction of Michelangelo's David. In Donatello's piece, David stands nonchalant with the sling on his shoulder just after his battle with Goliath. David's very feminist body and flamboyant stance, was not well accepted by viewers during this era. Goliath's head, which is presented in between David's legs also cause much controversy within the town. The fact that Donatello was very much a homosexual gives us the reasoning for this very feminine depiction of David.
    (Blake Denz)

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    Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci
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    This is a cartoon by Leonardo da Vinci. A cartoon is a preliminary drawing done to help an artist organize his/her thought,
    or a study for a painting. They can be made in a variety of mediums, but this one is in charcoal.
    (Jordan Brown)
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    The Temptest
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    5:34 pm

Monday, March 5

  1. page The Art of the Renaissance edited ... conversing and explaining theories. In the background, there are statues of Athena and Apollo.…
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    conversing and explaining theories. In the background, there are statues of Athena and Apollo. Some of the great philosophers and scientists include Aristotle, Plato, Pythagoras, Zoroaster, and Heraclitus. Raphael also included himself in the painting. Each figure has its own personality and mood. The placement of the figures shows an elliptical movement. The vast hall features Roman architecture.
    Erin Golotko
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    Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint John
    ca. 1505-1507
    This is a cartoon by Leonardo da Vinci. A cartoon is a preliminary drawing done to help an artist organize his/her thought,
    or a study for a painting. They can be made in a variety of mediums, but this one is in charcoal.
    (Jordan Brown)

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    The Temptest
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  2. page The Art of the Medeival Period edited ... This purse cover, found off of a ship is very intricately decorated. With groups of animals in…
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    This purse cover, found off of a ship is very intricately decorated. With groups of animals in cloisonne, this purse cover is very detailed. Cloisonne is like a miniature stained glass mosaic in enamel plaques. The figures and the outside edges are cloisonne. The figures and outer edge are done in an interlaced pattern made of three geometrical designs.The figures include man and beast and groups of eagles attacking ducks.
    Peyton Fowler
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    Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne
    792-805
    Although in the Carolingian Period of Aachen, Germany, this chapel is reminiscent of San Vitale. This is because Charlemagne
    took a trip to Italy and was inspired. There was a special place for Charlemagne here, as this was considered his royal chapel. This design is simpler than San Vitale and has eight piers in the center.
    (Jordan Brown)

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    Equestrian Portrait of Charlemagne: 9th Century
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Monday, February 27

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    Interior of Notre Dame (1180-1200)
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    the normal arcades.arcades.(Tylan Dodd)
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    Cathedral ca. 1225-1290
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    Annuciation by Simone Martini (1333)
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    and walls.
    (abby Fowler)
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    7:39 am
  2. page The Art of the Medeival Period edited ... This artwork was made by Bonaventura Burlinghieri. It was used as an altarpiece in a church. I…
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    This artwork was made by Bonaventura Burlinghieri. It was used as an altarpiece in a church. It displays the stigmata, which is the wounds on Christ's hands and feet. There is a Byzantine style to it as well, but with Italian traits as well. This Italo- Byzantine style is called maniero greca.
    (Cody Taflinger)
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    Annuciation by Simone Martini (1333)
    the weightless and radiant shapes of this alterpeice set the scene of Angel Gabriel's annoucemnt to the virgin Mary. the lightness of the painting is evident in the breeze just created by the angels wings and the fluttering, flowing lines. Some Gothic architecture is present in the background and walls.
    (abby Fowler)

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    The Effects of a Good Government
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    4:05 am

Sunday, February 26

  1. page The Art of the Medeival Period edited ... This 16 foot tall bronze door panel, commissioned by Bishop Bernward for Saint Michael's Hilde…
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    This 16 foot tall bronze door panel, commissioned by Bishop Bernward for Saint Michael's Hildesheim, was a remarkable piece created during the Medieval time. This work of art is considered a narrative form in art due to the stories being told in the panels. On the left we have stories from the Book of Genesis, beginning with the Creation of Adam, ending with the murder of Abel, who was Adam and Eve's son. On the right, we have stories told of the life of Jesus, beginning with the Annunciation scene, and ending with the Resurrection scene. An incredible display of biblical text, which later may have inspired the Gates of Paradise, which we know was created by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
    (Blake Denz)
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    Interior of Durham Cathedral,
    Durham, England.
    1093
    The Cathedral is on a cliff overlooking Wear River in England. It is the centerpiece of a monastary, a Cathedral and a fortified castle complex. It was conceived as a vaulted structure and it was an intense undertaking. Each hall has a seven part nave vault that covers two bays. Ashlar masonry was used to construct the stone ediface. Characterized by its long slender proportions, ribbed groin vaults placed over a three-story nave and the quadrant arches that lead to flying buttresses make this Cathedral extremely Romanesque.(Caroline Freeborn)

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    Exterior of Notre Dame (1180-1200)
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    7:02 pm
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    Exterior of Notre Dame (1180-1200)
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    Marovingian basilica on theonthe island in
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    (Weston Riddle)
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    Interior of Notre Dame (1180-1200)
    Notre Dame begun in 1163 and mostly completed by 1250, Notre Dame is an important example of French Gothic architecture, sculpture and stained glass. The appearance of the interior was radically transformed in the mid-13th century when the small clerestory windows typical of the Early Romanesque style were enlarged downward and filled with High Gothic tracery. The enlargement caused the removal of the unusual triforium. Originally the interior had the four-story elevation common to many Early Gothic churches, and the triforium had large round openings instead of the normal arcades.

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    Riems CathedralCathedral ca. 1225-1290
    Riems Cathedral in Riems, France is considered a part of the High Gothic period of architecture. Its west facade incorporates a rose window framed by pointed arches, characteristics of Gothic churches. In its tympanum, stained glass replaced the usual stone relief sculptures. The designer stretched every detail of the facade.
    (Jessica Rances)
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    7:00 pm
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    Brunelleschi- Sacrifice of Isaac(1401-1402) This was designed for a competition for the baptistry doors to Florence Cathedral. Brunelleschi lost to Ghiberti. The judges liked Ghiberti's better than Brunelleschi's because Brunelleschi didn't have as much seperation between the animals and the sacfrifice. Isaac also doesn't look realistic. He has a twisted body that looks unnatural. The angel is also coming from across instead of above like Ghiberti's panel. Ghiberti had more of a significance to the actual scripture and more accurate design comnpared to Brunelleschi's, and that is why Ghiberti won and why Brunelleschi turned to architecture.(Weston Riddle)
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    Fra Angelico - Annunciation
    This piece of art was a fresco created by the artist Fra Angelico, it portrays the angel Gabriel coming down to Mary. Underneath the piece there is an inscription that Angelico did himself. This is one of the pieces that Angelico is known for because of its directness and simplicity. For some reason there are columns appear to change from Corinthian to Doric as they go farther back with no real indication as to why he did that. The scenery is supposed to be a stereotypical Tuscan cypress which seems quiet and peaceful adding to the simplicity of the piece itself. Andrew Malinowski
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    Descent from the Cross - Rogier van der Weyden (1435)
    This is a piece which is the depiction of the deposition scene of Jesus's crucifixion. This is one of the many scenes which is a reappearing scene, such as the annunciation, the crucifixion etc. This painting is oil on oak and has the symbolism of Jesus's body in the same position as Mary's body when she faints. This shows the Renaissance art which was directly grown from Medieval art of Illuminated Manuscripts, stained glass and tempera painting. (Wieber)

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    Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci
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    6:58 pm
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    Brunelleschi- Sacrifice of Isaac(1401-1402) This was designed for a competition for the baptistry doors to Florence Cathedral. Brunelleschi lost to Ghiberti. The judges liked Ghiberti's better than Brunelleschi's because Brunelleschi didn't have as much seperation between the animals and the sacfrifice. Isaac also doesn't look realistic. He has a twisted body that looks unnatural. The angel is also coming from across instead of above like Ghiberti's panel. Ghiberti had more of a significance to the actual scripture and more accurate design comnpared to Brunelleschi's, and that is why Ghiberti won and why Brunelleschi turned to architecture.(Weston Riddle)
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    Fra Angelico - Annunciation
    This piece of art was a fresco created by the artist Fra Angelico, it portrays the angel Gabriel coming down to Mary. Underneath the piece there is an inscription that Angelico did himself. This is one of the pieces that Angelico is known for because of its directness and simplicity. For some reason there are columns appear to change from Corinthian to Doric as they go farther back with no real indication as to why he did that. The scenery is supposed to be a stereotypical Tuscan cypress which seems quiet and peaceful adding to the simplicity of the piece itself. Andrew Malinowski
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    "David" - Donatello
    (1440's)
    This bronze statue of David was most likely inspired from Michelangelo's depiction of David, however, their depictions varied greatly. In Donatello's David, we see David displayed as very feminist, and giving off a nonchalant attitude. David has just decapitated Goliath, and stands with no emotion expressed on his face. Controversy was stirred after the construction of this piece due to the placement of Goliath's head, which we can see was positioned in between David's legs. This was unusual and offensive to Christian art. Donatello. who was in fact a homosexual, displayed David this way to express his own sexuality. This explains the influence of Verrocchio's David, which depicts David in the same manner.
    (Blake Denz)

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    Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci
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    This painting was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. The name Mona Lisa comes from the patron of the painting, Miss Lisa. The mysterious background that does not match up is a key characteristic of Da Vinci's artistic style. Many refer to her smile as the Mona Lisa smile, when in fact it is not a very pretty painting. This painting is located at the Lourve in Paris, France was the only painting ever stolen from the Lourve, and it was stolen by the owner of the museum. She has very manly characteristics and was the first portrait of its time to be 3/4 length.
    Marcela Algave
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    School of Athens
    Raphael
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    conversing and explaining theories. In the background, there are statues of Athena and Apollo. Some of the great philosophers and scientists include Aristotle, Plato, Pythagoras, Zoroaster, and Heraclitus. Raphael also included himself in the painting. Each figure has its own personality and mood. The placement of the figures shows an elliptical movement. The vast hall features Roman architecture.
    Erin Golotko
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    Pastoral Symphony
    Castel Franco (and/or Titian)
    1508
    This work was inspired by Bellini; it depicts two nude women with two clothed men. There is a rich and abundant landscape and the women have voluptuous bodies surrounded by smokey shadows and contrasting light and dark. The shepherd in the background represents the poet and his pipes and lute symbolize his poetry. The women are the men's invisible inspiration, the muse. One fills a pitcher of water from the fountain of inspiration. The themes in art show the human form and narrative in art. (Caroline Freeborn)
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    The Temptest
    Giorgione da Castelfranco
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    Sistine Chapel, in Vatican City, Rome. This beautiful mural was painted after the roof on the altar wall, with angels and demons on one side, and Jesus in the middle. It is a fresco and once it started to chip, the church started to try to preserve it. While trying to preserve it, it left a nasty brown color on the painting, so they decided to restore it to how it looked before. But instead of the church paying for it a Japanese tv station payed for it, and now owns the mural.
    (CayLeigh Wade)
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    Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time
    (~1546)
    This painting is from the later renaissance period and follows the mannerist style. There is quite a bit going on in the painting and each element has deep symbolism. The main theme is love and the corruption and the different aspects of it. The bald man in the background is primarily thought to be "Father Time" who represents that love is always on a clock. The man with half his head missing is said to be "Oblivion". The screaming woman represents jealousy, and the girl holding the honeycomb with the snake body represents pleasure and fraud. The dove in the bottom left represents peace and the masks represent deceit.
    (Jonathan McKay)

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