Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper. This picture displays Jesus sitting at the table with
In conclusion, although Mycerinus and Kha-merer-nebty II and Augustus of Primaporta, do appear very different, come from entirely different geographic regions and were separated by thousands of years, they do have many things in common. When we consider subject, style, and function; perhaps other works of art have more in common than they appear to have.
The Holy Trinity by Masaccio was a painting done in approximately 1428. It is a
What is it about art that gives it an important role in Europe’s history? Art is an ever evolving subject, both its theme and purpose. It is an artefact of the socio-cultural conditions of the time it was produced and an influential driving force to Europe’s existence and way of life. Oscar Wilde (1889) remarked, "life imitates art far more than art imitates life...the self-conscious aim of life is to find expression, and that art offers it certain beautiful forms through which it may realise that energy.” This statement cannot be more suiting for the history of Europe as it is often said that the best way to know the country’s history is by its art.
The Crucifixion artist is unknown. The time of the painting is circa 1170. In this painting it involved a main person of interest who is said to be Jesus Christ being crucified on a cross. There are two people on the side of him. The person on the left is said to be stabbing him with a lance while the person on the right is offering a sponge soaked in vinegar. The person on the far left is Mary and on the opposite side of her is Saint John and those two are said to be mourning Jesus’ death. The semi circles rights besides the arms of the cross are Life; the one on the left personified as a young woman and the right is death appearing as a demon. It isn’t certain what the bottom and the top of the painting represents, maybe heaven and hell?
Mathias Grunewald (c. 1470-1528) was a German painter who created the Isenheim Altarpiece between 1512 and 1516. This work consists of different wings that fold out to reveal more of the work (Collings, 2007) (including the crucifixion of Christ), is on the display at the Unterlinden Museum at Colmar, Alsace, France, and was commissioned for the Monastery of Saint Anthony in Isenheim, near Colmar. On one of these wings is the figure of Saint Anthony of Egypt, whose temptation has been the inspiration for many works of art as well as literature. Unlike other artists of the Renaissance period, Grunewald’s paintings depict religious figures as artists of the middle ages had done, creating imagery for the Church in Rome. And while the Isenheim Altarpiece, and indeed the Temptation of Saint Anthony, was commissioned b...
The first painting is called The Crucifixion. It was painted by Fra Angelico in 1420 and is tempera on wood, with gold ground. It is in the Maitland F. Griggs Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
The painting is of a young St. John the Baptist preaching to his congregation. St. John is an important figure in Catholicism not only for his preaching and baptisms in the River Jordan, but for his role as the last prophet and the forerunner of Jesus Christ. His preaching foretells the coming of Christ as the Messiah, and thereupon Christ’s baptism, the voice from Heaven told St. John that Jesus was God’s son. This piece by Calabrese captures John at the height of his oration. Fixed atop a decrepit tree trunk yet grappling for stability, John is shown here in his ascetic attire composed of camel hair, holding his staff and scroll bearing the words “Ecce Agnus Dei,” which translates into Beho...
The chosen art work is "Miracle of St. Dominic." This painting is a tempera on panel, painted by the Renaissance artist Taddeo di Bartolo, in the year thirteen sixty three. The painting is currently housed at the McNay Art Museum, measuring approximately 10" high by 10" wide. In this particular painting we are witnessing a miracle by St. Dominical. There are spectators and a horse that lays above the man in red, who St. Dominical has brought back to life.
The painting depicts a pale St. Anthony, who was a mystic and possessed the gift of levitation, floating in mid-air being accosted and attacked by several demons, one holding a fiery torch. A correction to the upper curve of one...
In “Virgin and Child” made in early 14th century in Normandy, the Virgin Mary and Jesus are represented. The statue is made
Masaccio’s fresco the Holy Trinity was started in 1427 and completed 1428 for the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence; it was painted on one of the church’s walls. The Holy Trinity is an image of Christ’s Crucifixion. It shows three key figures: Christ on the cross, God on a platform behind Christ, and the Holy Spirit where the title of the painting comes from. Mary and St. John are at the foot of the cross, and Masaccio’s donors are on either side a step down. At the bottom of the fresco is a skeleton in a tomb.
This famous painting is located in The Vatican, Italy. There are many paintings on the walls and ceilings of this building, the Sistine Chapel. This particular painting is located in the middle of the ceiling, and it’s the main attraction to many visitors. There are a total of nine biblical scenes painted there, starting from the year fifteen eight (1508) and ending
In art history, interpretation identifies the influences of time and place on the artist, thus images of the same subject may be created at different times or in different locations that may have little in common. Their differences reflect the contrasting personal and cultural traditions and values of each artist. Art helps one to analyze our peers by understanding the type of person one is interacting with, that is, the social skills that one needs to interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds. By observing the subject of art, one is able to access the subject on how it relates to the current
During his time working with Lorenzo, Donatello received his first payment in November 1406 for assisting Lorenzo in the sculpting of the statues of prophets for the north door of the Florence Baptistery. He executed the seated figure of St. John the Evangelist in 1409-1411, it was so big it took him two years to finish and until 1588 occupied a niche of the old cathedral facade but now resides in Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. A large step was taken forward from Gothic Mannerism in the search for naturalism rendering of human feelings.