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Early Renaissance and Colonial Americas
Transcript of Early Renaissance and Colonial Americas
Arena (Scrovegni) Chapel, including Lamentation.
Giotto di Bondore (artist)
Chapel c. 1303 C.E.
Fresco c. 1305 C.E.
Chapel used for private worship. Also built to clear family name
40 fresco paintings of biblical episodes describing ill-gotten gains (to clear bad reputation)
Granada, Spain. Nasrid Dynasty. 1354-1391 C.E.
Whitewash adobe, stucco, wood, tile, paint, and gilding
Fountains- bubbling to cool atmosphere
Court of Lions- many thin columns used for support
Islamic detail- interlacing and caligraphy
Hall of the Sisters-used as a receiving room for guests or a music room
Annunciation Triptych (Merode Alterpiece)
Workshop of Robert Campin
Oil on wood
breaks from Byzantine tradition
by Giotto di Bodone
depicts followers mourning Jesus
4 leafed painting of Moses being swallowed by whale-prefigures Resurrection
The Plague of Egypt, Scenes of Liberation, and Preparation for Passover
Late Medieval Spain, 1320 C.E.
Used for celebration-Story of Jewish Exodus from Egypt
Fulfills requirement to tell story of Exodus at Passover
Home use avoids use of images in a synagogue
most likely painted by a Christian artist and inscribed in HEbrew by a Jewish person