WEEK 11 _ APR 01

Lecture on Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Medieval Period

The Good Shepherd the story of Jonah and orants painted ceiling of a cubiculum in the Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus Rome Italy early fourth century

Christ Teaching his Disciples, Catacomb of Domitilla, Rome. Mid 4th Century C.E

Head of Constantine. c.312 C.E. Marble. 8′ high
Old Saint Peters Basilica (Plan) Rome. c. 320-335
Old St. Peters Basilica Plan

Old St Peters (interior view)

San Vitale (exterior). Ravenna, Italy. 526-547

San Vitale (interior). 526-547

San Vitale interior. Theodora and Attendants. Mosaic from the South wall of the apse. Ravenna, Italy. c.54

Empress Theodora (mosaic detail from San Vitale). 536-547
San Vitale (interior). 526-547

San Vitale Apse (close up)

Christ as Pantocrator with Mary and Saints. Apse Mosaic. Cathedral of Montreale, Sicily. Late 12th Century

Cimabue. Madonna Enthroned iwth Angels and Prophets. c. 1280-1290. Tempera on wood. 12’7″ x 7’4

Andrei Rublev. Old Testament Trinity. c. 1410-1420. Tempera on panel. 55.5″ x 44.5″
Byzantine School. Madonna and Child on a Curved Throne. Byzantine. 13th Century. Tempera on panel. 32″ x 19.5″
Scythian Animal (Bridle plaque witha beast of prey curved round). 5th century B.C.E. Bronze. 4″ x 38″
Purse Cover (from Sutton Hoo Ship Burial. Suffolk, England. Before 655. Gold and enamel. 7.5″ long
Chi-Rho Monogram. Page from Book of Kells. Late 8th century
Detail of Christ of the Pentecost. Saint Madeline Cathedral Vazelay France. 1125-1150. stone. Height of the tympanum 35.5″
Gothic Architecture
Notre Dame de Chartres. Chartres, France, 1145-1513. Cathedral lenght 427′, facade 157′, south tower height 344′, north tower height 377′

Notre Dame de Chartres Plan

Notre Dame de Chartres (arial view). Chartres, France, 1145-1513. Cathedral lenght 427′, facade 157′, south tower height 344′, north tower height 377′

Rose de France Window (in Notre Dame de Chartres cathedral). c. 1233

Saints Theodore, Stephen, Clement, and Lawrence. Door jamb statues. Notre Dame de Chartres. c. 1145-1170

Lecture on Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque & Rococo

Transitioning into the Renaissance

Giotto di Bondone. Lamentation. Srovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy. c 1305. Fresco. 72″ x 78″
Giotto di Bondone. Madonna Enthroned. c. 1310. Tempera on wood. 10’8″ x 6’8″.
Duccio di Buoninsegna. Betrayal of Jesus, detail from back of Maesta altarpiece, from Siena Cathedral, Sienta, Italy. 1309-1311. Tempera on wood. approx. 1’10” x 3’4″
Pietro Lorenzetti. Birth of the Virgin, from Altar of Sain Savinus. Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy. 1342. Tempera on wood, approx. 6’x6′
Renaissance (Italy)
Masaccio. The Holy Trinity. Santa Maria Novella, Florence. 1425. Fresco. 22′ x 10′
Donatello. David. c 1425-1430. Bronze. Height 62″
Donatello. Mary Magdalen. c. 1455. Wood, partially gilded. Height 74″
Sandro Botticelli. Birth of Venus. c. 1480. Tempera on canvas. 5’9″ x 9’2″
Leonardo di Vinci. The Infant in the Womb. c. 1510. Pen and ink. 12″ x 8″
Leonardo di Vinci. Mona Lisa. c. 1503-1506. Oil on wood. 30″ x 21″
Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper. Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. c 1495-1498. Experimentail paint on plaster. 14’5″x28′
Last Supper perspective lines
Michelangelo Buonarroti. David. 1501-1504. Marble. Height of figure 14’3″
Michelangelo Buonarroti. Walls of Sistine Chapel. Vatican, Rome
Michelangelo Buonarroti. Creation of Adam. Vatican, Rome. 1508-1512. Fresco
Raphael. The Madonna of the Chair. c.1514. oil on wood. Diameter 2’4″
Raphael. Paul Preaching at Athens. 1515-1516. Watercolor on paper mounted on canvas. 11’5″ x 14’7″
Renaissance (Northern Europe)
Jan van Eyck. Ghent Altarpiece (open), Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. 1432. Oil on wood, approx. 11’6″ x 15″1′
Jan van Eyck. The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. Oil on oak panel. 33.5″ x 23.5″
Pieter Bruegel. Hunters in the Snow. 1565. Oil on panel. 46.5″ x 63.75″
The Limbourg Brothers. February, from Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. 1413-1416. 9″ x 5″
Andrea Palladio. Villa Rotonda. Vicenza, Italy. 1567-1570
Paolo Veronese. Feast in the House of Levi. 1573. Oil on canvas. 18’4″ x 16’7″

Jacopo da Pontormo. Descent from the Cross. Florence, Italy. 1525-1528. Oil on wood. 10’3″x6’6″
Parmigianino. Madonna with the Long Neck. c. 1535. Oil on wood. 7’1″ x 4’4″
Bronzino. Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time (The Exposure of Luxury). c 1546. Oil on wood. 5’1″ x 4’8″
Bronzino. Portrait of a Young Man. c. 1530s. Oil on wood. 3’2″ x 2’5″
Benvenuto Cellini, Genius of Fountainebleau. 1543-1544. Bronze, mor than life size. Louvre, Paris
Giovanni da Bologna. Abduction of the Sabine Women. Marble. 1583. Florence, Italy. 13’6″

Italian Baroque

Caravaggio. The Conversion of Saint Paul. 1600-1601. Oil on canvas. 100″x69″
Caravaggio. Calling of Saint Matthews. c. 1597-1601. Oil on canvas. 11’1″ x 11’5″
Caravaggio. The Entombment. From chapel of Piertro Vittrice. Rome, Italy. c. 1603. Oil on canvas. 9’10” x 6’8
Artemisia Gentileschi. Judith and the Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes. c 1625. Oil on canvas. 6′ x 4’8″
Gianlorenzo Bernini. David. 1623. Marble. Life size.
Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. Detail of altar, Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome. 1645-1652. Marble. Life-size

Spain during time of Baroque

Diego Velazquez. The Maids of Honor. 1656. Oil on canvas. 10’5″ x 9′

Dutch Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens. The Raising of the Cross. 1610-1611. Onze Lieve Vrouwkerk, Antwerp Cathedral, Belgium. Oil on panel. 15’2″ x 11’2″
Peter Paul Rubens. Allegory of the Outbreak of War. 1638. Oil on canvas. 6’9″x11’4″
Frans Hals. The Women Regents of the Old Men’s Home at Haarlem. 1664. Oil on canvas. 57″x82″
Rembrandt. Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp. 1632. Oil on canvas. 54″x71″
Rembrandt van Rijn. The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (Night Watch). 1642. Oil on canvas (cropped from original size). 11’11″x14’4″
Rembrandt van Rijn. Return of the Prodigal Son. c. 1668-1669. Oil on canvas. 8’8″ x 6’8″
Jan Vermeer. Allegory of the Art of Painting. 1670-1675. Oil on canvas. 4’4″x3’8″
Jan Vermeer. Girl with the Red Hat. c. 1665-1666. Oil on panel. 9″ x 7″
Jan Vermeer. The Kitchen Maid. c. 1658. Oil on canvas. 18″ x 16″
Jan Steen. The Feast of St. Nicholas. c. 1660-1665. Oil on canvas. 2’8″x2’4″
Willem Claesz Heda. Still Life with Oysters, Rum Glass, and Silver Cup. Panel. 1’5″x2’5″
Willem Kalf Still Life with the Drinking Horn of Saint Sebastian’s Archer’s Guild. c 1653. Oil on canvas. 2’9″x3’3

Pierre Patel. Versailles. c 1665


Germain Boffrand. Salon de la Princesse, Hotel de Soubise. Paris. Begun 1732
Francois de Cuvilles, Hall of Mirrors, the Amalienburg, Nymphenburg Palace park, Munich, Germany, early 18th Century
Antoine Watteau. View Through the Trees in the Park of Pierre Crozat. c. 1715. Oil on canvas 1’6″x1’10”
Antoine Watteau. Return from Cythera. 1717-1719. Oil on canvas. 4’3″x6’4″
Francois Boucher. Cupid a Captive. 1754. Oil on canvas. 5’6″x2’10”
Jean Honore Fragonard. The Swing. 1767. Oil on canvas. 32″ x 25″

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