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Department
Art History
Course
ARTH 2550
Professor
Sally Hickson
Semester
Winter

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Jan 29 , 2014 01/29/2014 Plan and view of the cloister of the Dominican monastery of San Marco, Florence, which Fra Angelico and  his assistants decorated with frescoes throughout between 1438 and 1445; the main patron was Cosimo de  Medici (1389­1464) or Cosimo il Vecchio (Old Cosimo), the “father of Florence”  For the glory of Florence – political reasons He had a cell reserved there for when he wanted to retire Frescos along the hallways Square motif Life and Passion of Christ To induce a contemplative state in the monastery Fra Angelico, The Mocking of Christ, cell fresco from the Monastery of San Marco, Florence Highly visual and religious Emphasizing the main characters Not very crowded Eliminating the tormentors of Christ and leaving the physical abuse of Christ Two figures Saint Dominic Priesthood and representative of the Dominicans The Virgin Mary Simplicity Illusionism As if Christ is 3D but still plastered to the wall Visionary experience From flesh to spirit Christ was blindfolded in the trial however you can still his eyes behind Engagement of sight He has no sight but he’s here for our sight Pretend attributes for a King Lorenzo Monaco, Man of Sorrows with Instruments of the Passion, before 1425 Similar figures to represent the mocking of Christ Reference of tradition Fra Filippo Lippi (1406/­1469), The Tarquinia Madonna, panel, 1437, Rome, National Gallery Version of the enthroned Madonna Excess maternal Less abstract Approach with chiaroscuro Corporeal Filippo Lippi, Madonna and Child with Two Angels, panel, c.1455, Florence, Uffizi Like Leonardo Da Vinci Realism and elegance Dressed in contemporary clothes Mary turned sideways towards Christ Christ and Mary have equal space Equal focal point Cherubs turned towards us John the Baptist is possibly peaking through Proportioned and delicate Alluding to the reincarnation of Christ Headdress and pearl Aligned with Earth and Sky Light and atmospheric perspective Naturalism Range of expression Fra Filippo Lippi, Feast of Herod, 1452­1466, fresco Prato Cathedral Large series of frescos Storytelling similar to Masaccio with the tribute money Dance of Salemae to the pr
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