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Comparative Literature and Culture
Comparative Literature and Culture 1020
Laurence De Looze

Renaissance Art Thursday, December 1, 2011 Leonard Da Vinci Virgin on the Rocks • Two versions • Mary is a beautiful young woman • Everything goes back to Jesus (hands, looks, etc) • Jesus’ hand is raised in blessing • Mystic caves The Last Supper • One of his most famous • Not bombed in WW2 (“miracle”) • Experimentation – frescoes in oil paint (didn’t work out well it is constantly flaking off and needs to be restored) • Everything draws us to Jesus • The moment where Jesus has just said “one of you will betray me tonight” • Deals with psychology of the disciples • Monks would have had meals looking at the painting • Other paintings of this scene at the same time are more static Mona Lisa • Disappointing • Leonardo in France • Sfumato (smoky) • Unfinished • Marcel Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q. Titian Assumption of the Virgin • She is in the moment of rising up • She is surprised (Medieval values) • God is extremely foreshortened • We stand in the perspective of the people who are still on earth watching her rise Raphael The School of Athens • Putting Christian teaching and Greek Philosophy together • Background looks like the unfinished St Peter’s basilica • Depicts great philosophers of antiquity • The two central figures are Plato and Aristotle • Other characters include Pythagoras • Michelangelo is included amongst the greatest thinkers of
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