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University of Toronto St. George
Giancarla Periti

Raphael and Michelangelo at work: art and architecture  Key protagonists – mainly in Rome  Michelangelo, Peita’,  A work in marble, now in St. Peter’s Vatican Rome  Start with sculpture, but also make paintings and architects etc.  Madonna who own the body of Christ – a subject totally new at the Italian time, subject very popular in the North and suggested by the patron himself (French)  Michelangelo was a very young artists – treatment of the marble polished surface  Madonna is a young and idealized women, she’s holding the body of her son but no sense of drama  Under the belt that crosses her upper body, an inscription: Michelangelo’s signature: a work of Michelangelo (one of the few works of art that Michelangelo singed)  Michelangelo, David  Dimension – gigantic works of art, larger than 5m, impressive work of art, commission for the cathedral but the city decided to displaced it at the city in front of the public, the center of the government of Florence  Reason:  David – biblical subject from the old testament  Manifestation of biblical subject who won the giant monster  The power of Gods made them to do the impossible thing  Look back Donatello’s work.  Difference: size, material  Iconography – young, sword, hero (monster under his feet) at Medici Courtyard  No Glalyer – being substitute by a pavement, instead of looking directly at us, looking in different directions, totally absorb in his own thinking, looking what will be ahead of him  Similarities: naked body,  Sistine Chapel  Called by Pope to build the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling (Recording*)  1483 had just depicted a series of fresco in the chapel  Intervene in a sacred space  Sistine Ceiling  Entire decoration orientated from the altar wall  Comes from the book of Genesis (old testament)  Creation of the world, Adam and Eve and other scene  These people are selected as the prefiguration of Christ – a complex subject painting as it is painted in the central of Roman church  How Michelangelo decided to render the Old Testament stories in the center and the frame  Painted almost alone with few assistant preparing colour for him  Michelangelo, the creation of Adam  The moment coming out of the dirt and god touching him giving him the spark of life  Simplicity and Touchy gesture  Fall and expulsion of Adam and Eve from Garden of Eden  The change of colours – contrasted colour one close to another in order to give highlights (snake, and the angel kicking out Adam and Eve from the Paradise)  Colori cangianti – invented by Michelangelo, compete with Leonardo  Instead of darkness, a sense of full light in a contrasting way  Totally different way of using colour  3 dimensionality of the body in terms of sculptures term  Lybian Sibyl and Ignudi  Sibyl: female figure from antiquity, early father of the church, bring together with Christianity  Sibyl – made professes  Muscular female body – he studied the female body through male body  Another example of the changeable colour  Ignudi – nude young man, decoration of the Medallion – unnatural gesture  Raphael, The small Cowper Madonna  While Michelangelo working his ceiling  Learnt from Perugino  Young Raphael arrived Florence and moved away from the style he was educated, he was inspired by Leonardo’s work  One of the first experiment style of Raphael  Changed the interplay of light and figures from Leonardo – vivid and bright colour set against in a landscape – reminiscent of Raphael  A church in the background  He quickly learnt from Leonardo’s art  Agnolo Doni and his wife Maddalena Strozzi Doni  Male and Female Portrait set against a landscape.  These 2 portraits give us impression of the wealth of these patrons – jewelries  Compared with Mona Lisa  More or less done at the same time, he saw the model but also able to distance himself from the model  A portrait of a women celebrating herself – new couple of the Doni Familiy  Colour Fabrics, silk, detail way of rendering the decoration to give the status of the person (which Leonardo does not bother)  Raphael was called to work in Rome  At the same time when Michelangelo working on the ceiling  The figure who is behind, Pope Julius II – old and weak ( this pope was a powerful pope that change the landscape in art, brought bubbles in theological and political terms)  The man was not looking at us, look weak but the main person behind the main enterprises  The set – the private apartment for the pope, the place is Julius own library, the big field of knowledge,  Michelangelo work in the chapel and Julius has his own apartment right beside  School of Athens  Philosophy – main subject  Gather of philosophy antiquit
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