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Art of the Renaissance:

Art of the Renaissance:

Two Paintings

Music: Miserere Mei, Deus by Gregorio Allegri

performed by the Tallis Scholars

General Studies at NSG

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Exam questions

Exam questions

1) Only those who have participated in the arts can understand the arts. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

2) Select a well-known example of one of the following:

a) a building b) a sculpture c) a painting. You should consider its intended message, its aesthetic* appeal and your personal response.

* by aesthetic we refer to considerations of beauty and taste

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Art of the Renaissance:

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Look carefully at everything in the picture

Look carefully at everything in the picture

Memorise it

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What can we remember?

What can we remember?

Now return to the picture.

Describe the possible significance of what you see in the painting.

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Placement of the two figures

Placement of the two figures

Clothing

Cherries

Patten clogs

Griffon dog

Candle

Finial

Mirror

Brush

Rosary

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Johannes van eyck fuit hic. (was here).1434

Johannes van eyck fuit hic. (was here).1434

Finial of St Margaret, patron saint of pregnancy and childbirth

Rosary and brush ora et labora (pray and work)

Two men in the background, the one in blue presumably the artist

Depictions of the Passions of Christ around the mirror

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One candle alight, the other burnt out

One candle alight, the other burnt out

The absent chain and pulley for lowering

Chandelier as a symbol of wealth

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The Arnolfini Portrait (1434)

The Arnolfini Portrait (1434)

by Jan van Eyck

(1387-1441)

Bought in 1842 for £600

by the

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square

London

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Art of the Renaissance:

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Look carefully at everything in the picture

Look carefully at everything in the picture

Memorise it

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What can we remember?

What can we remember?

Now return to the picture.

Describe the possible significance of what you see in the painting.

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