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Fah344 Week 8

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University of Toronto St. George
Jane Wolf

March 19, 2013 FAH344 -2 half of lecture Week 8 Nightwatch Company of Captain Francis Bannif Cocq, Rembrandt, 1947 Pictorial layers. Sometimes translucent layers, or paint sticks out of painting building up. Older he gets more goes away linking well-organized translucent style of his earlier works. He develops a manner discussed by art historians as a rough manner “non finito” but it is finished and signed by Rembrandt what it means is that he pushes the moment of visual perception much further than most artist of his generation would have done. His activation ability to create bundle of light, this light is concentrated on human figure when it does it goes into motion. Distribution of light acts against darkened background mobile perspective effect quite often lost in attempts to reproduce it. Commissioned by a guild in 1942 corporation of musketeers volunteer warriors. Protect country against Spanish invasion and possible occupation by the 1630s and 40s these militarized proud of their existence group of men performing exercises with weapons and getting together a certain amount of times a month. Decorative symbolic element expressed core of united provinces culture. Painting as document commissioned by France ban Cocq famous captain of this group stands in center conveying ideas his mouth is slightly open speaking. He himself captain may be only person who had experience of real military operation. Because of him we have a precise description of painting written years after the paintings completion. Corporate portrait, 18 ppl contributed their money to portrait according to their placement in the painting. Static corporate portrait was not something Rembrandt wanted to do when he was at his creative top of his artistic abilities and search so he infuses it with action, group steps out of headquarters onto the street, there is an arch behind central figures which is basically the headquarters of company, they are no in even formation but triangular lead by two main characters that break formal foreground of painting. Smoke coming out of gun. Drama includes dynamism might have been translated into further interpretation of painting that suggest impeded conflict between main characters. Procession is disorderly. Rebrand had to appeal to corporation, his works had to be accessed by them and this humiliated him. Velasquez uses thick and knotty canvases. He sprinkled white minerals on his canvases which falls on already thickened surface of canvas creates a trap for light? Experimentational process both he and Rembrandt pursue. Bathsheba, Rembrandt king on rood observing her if they’re highlighting is achieved at cost of lowering tunnel effect of foreground. Satire on Art Criticism, Rembrandt Characature on assessors not necessarily art critics. Man si
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