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ARTH 1138 Lecture 2: Prelude to Tercento
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Department
Art History
Course
ARTH 1138
Professor
Steven Wander
Semester
Spring

Description
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Prelude to Tercento Subject Egyptians invented writing ability to speak over distance and over time Greeks innovated theater, drama, literature Romans (Nazis of the ancient world) they fall in 476 Middle Ages Christianity prevails prerenaissance period Italy is a busy city, socially active, booming with agriculture they can become patrons of art (they have the wealth) St. Francis of Assisi no money, no possessions, no wealth began with 12 disciples friars preach the Holy Bible poverty, chastity and obedience Church of St. Francis goes against no wealth policy Francis invents the nativity driving once in art expression to make Christianity alive again to make Jesus life real (palpable) Chiesa di San Francesco (1235) Artist: Bonaventura Berlinghieri Medium: tempera on wood 1
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