Describe the Art of Flanders
—Continuation of the International Style
—precision and accuracy (attention to details)
—Telling stories with morals
What is a triptych?
—a painting on 3 hinged panels that can be folded together
What are 5 symbols and their meanings in The Arnolfini Wedding?
—man’s right hand raised: oath of marriage
—her green dress (bunched up): fertility/pregnancy
—his/her shoes off: holy event (wedding)
—open window: open/well-known marriage
—1 candle in chandelier: presence of God
—candle on man’s side: man has power in the marriage
—Carving of St. Margaret on bedpost/headboard: childbirth
What do Vander Wyden’s “Portrait of a Lady” and Grunewald’s “The Small Crucifixion” have in common?
—Both are light on a dark background
What does “Death and the Miser” by Bosch show?
—Man’s struggle between good and evil
What is mannerism and its characteristics?
A deliberate revolt by artists against the goals of the Renaissance
—Painterly style (visible brush strokes)
—lots of drama
Name 2 ways that Tintoretto draws your eye to the focal point of “Presentation of the Virgin”.
—People are pointing at her
—setting makes her seem like a silhouette (light-dark contrast)
What painting did El Greco consider to be his greatest work?
—The Burial of Count Orgaz
What is Albrecht Durer known for?
What do the 3 Holbein portraits have in common?
—by the same artist