Medieval Studies 1022 Lecture Notes - Nicola Pisano, Transept, Pisa Baptistery

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March 27, 2013
Lecture 23
>exam
-6 shorts slide ID’s
-2 comparison
-one long essay question
>Siena Duomo Cathedral 1280
-horizontal lines defy verticality that gothic French wanted
-reminiscent of Pisa white marble
-plan = quadripartite vaults
-double side aisles
-flat end
-unfinished wing
>West Façade
-screen
-no big tympanum
-classicizing
-rose window
-fancy pinnacle
-lots of modern replacements
>1280s Sculpture by Giovanni Pisano
-cocked neck look at from side therefore positioned properly
-interior = black and white lines
-wild gothic
-horizontal bands
-Italian aesthetic
-completely different style from French
-more compartmentalized
-not as unified as French
>Orvieto, 1220-1310
-win country hill top
-façade = pointed triangle and gold
-striped affect
-contemporary with Reims Cathedral
-plainer, smaller, false front
-no sculpted tympanums
-large scale relief sculptures rather
-no flying buttresses so weight baring walls
-Italians focused on decoration on the inside
-figures are classicizing
-relief PANEL
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