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Queen's University
Art History
ARTH 375
Ron Spronk Allcorrect

February 5, 2013 Test Format -three sections -terms and concepts: 4ish terms discussed in class; extra by identifying painting where a detail came from (20 mins) -slide ID (20 mins) 8 and 9 is painting haven‟t seen (4 mins) >2 mins for each >key words, why is this work important, why did we discuss it >give current locations (but key words ) >inches fine, centimetres better (for dementions) always height then width -short essay (20 mins) -not only important painter of his generation (van eyck) >Master of Flemalle (perhaps same person as Robert Campin) and Rogier van der Wyden -dendrochronology and infrared reflectography (possible terms?) -Tournai (in Flanders) Master Flemalle -early 19th c trained stylistic analysis and connoisseurship occurs> able to distinguish one hand from the other ->exepttion of 1902 v important in development -workshop production> usually not produced by single hand; even van eyck had artisans >had to be member of guild, do masterpiece to become master, etc. >journeymen got name because moved around for work, had to adapt their styles to the masters they worked for -Master Flemalle coined by Hugo von Tschudi> named after three panels >discovered in mid-19th century -St Veronica with the Pseudarium (face of chist)> Vera Icon (where veronica comes from) -Madonna and child in centre -left panel: Throne of Grace/Throne of Mercy> trinity with dead Christ >god the father holds dead chrsit, dove of holy spirit there >grisaille (usually exterior of tryptick etc) -Named the three “Flemalle panels” Maste Flemalle, The Virgin Mary Nursing the infant Jesus -tall, verticle dimensions point to it having been wing of a tryptyck -modelled through line and rhythm rather than color and light like van eyck -cloth of honor behind: makes space very shallow >also difference than van eyck, he had more sense of depth Veronica -also cloth of honor -difference in how they depict folds: bodies seem heavier, folds are harder, more linear, emphcizes the verticality of a figure Throne of Mercy -heavy folds again -painted pice of sculpute: imitation sculpture -three paintings side by side in 2008-2009 Frankfurt and Berlin -all roughly same size -reverse of them are gone, planed away -1990s it was thought to be winfs of triptych with veronica and mary on interior and throne of mercy reverse of veronica >has to do with direction of the figures -with dendrochronology >veronica made out of two panels, throne of mercy out of three> so how could it be the reverse then? Thus no way they could be front or back of same panel -it could have been part of a carved alterpiece, etc. but we don‟t know -suggested that these paintings were the wings of der Weydon „Descent from the Cross‟ (only one who thinks this but imp scholar) Master Flemalle, Entombment triptyck, 1425 -left wing: donor with three crosses, Christ down, the thieves up (good and bad thief)> good thief directed towards the body of Christ -central panel: dead chrsit with two Marys, john Baptist, etc. -right: resurrection with the sleeping soldiers -typical iconography for passion of chrsit >however usually done in sculpture -however the use of gold leaf very traditional, almost old fashion (guilded background) MF, The Bad Thief (fragment), 1430 -bad thief on guilded back -he‟s turning away from chrsit -heavy contours, strong folds, modeling is bold almost harsh -very different take from van eyck> more 3D muscular, but doest strike prof as painted after life >realism not main intention here, but to overwhelme -emphasis on linear -background as well as ropes and wounds -corpse, already passed away, all pale Master Bertram, The Creation of the Animals -gold background> old fashion esp after van eyck MF, Christ Blessing with the Virgin in Prayer -christ jesture of blessing -fingers placed on edge of frame> ART NOVa (new art) introduced by van eyck (elements of it) but with old fashion continuing -cracks on chrsits face> retouched, prob had been vandalized during reformation. Protestants didn‟t accept the worships of images -windows painted in the reflection of gem> really well done MF< Portrait of Sout Man -something naïve about it when compare it to van eyck -see emphasis on linearity -paint layers more semi opaque, semi transparent> sculbulb >unlike a glaze that is transparents (jewel like character of van eyck) -almost characature MF, Virgin and Child before Firescreen, 1430 -seems characture like or naïve like as above -a combo of types of virgins -hard folds, paper folds -fire screen used as backdrop for the head of the virgin -zoom into background (window>landscape) >increadible amount of detail> figures on horse, selling copper pots MF (or workshop of Rogier van derWeyden) Wings of the „Werld‟ Altarpice, 1438 -from this group, many look alike thus attributions difficult to make -ex same bench used in Master Merode triptych MF, Merode triptyck, 1425-1428 -central panel annunciation >not looking at angel >in an interior (curious) -left wing: patrons; stairs entering and door thus painter found it important to separate the space -right wing: joseph carpenter in workshop >suggests they were already married but not true -The donnors >background image similar to previous window scene> suggests workshop copied over and over again >all suggestion of virgin‟s garden purity, with roses -central panel (symbolism?) >virgin of humility (siting against footrest, kinda on ground) -jesus coming through rays of light with cross: light passes through window without breaking it symbolizes conception -wash basin may symbolize purity of virgin -lilies white: holy trinity middle closed bud is Christ -snuffed candle: links it -lions may link to throne of solomone -folds of her dress over stomach: star, rays of chrsit, pregantn -does it make sense to disypher these symbols? Issue -right wing symbolism >curious that jospeh is present bc virgin and him not married yet -objects on the table and window sill >mousetraps > st Augustine (4th c) he writes analogy of mouse trap as a way to catch the devil; marriage of joseph and virgin was way to trick devil that immaculate conception did not take place -wine making equipment (what he works on) symbolizes grapes, passion of chrsit -window view: same as seen earlie
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