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Category Archives: Art History

Art History – December 6-10, 2015

This week we will be studying the triptych – ” The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel” by Duccio – 1308, Siena Cathedral, Italy. This is a 3 paneled altarpiece for the Siena Cathedral. It was placed in the cathedral for 450 years. The medium is tempera. It dates 1308-11. The ATP is Byzantine….

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Palace of Knossos, Crete

This week we will be studying the Palace of Knossos, Crete. We will study the Minoan civilization 3,000 -1,450 B.C. The palace was not build just for a king, it was like a modern day shopping mall/office building. It was a beautiful open air palace. The Minoans did not have to build the palace in…

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September 14-18 Early Renaissance

This week we are going to study the “Gates of Paradise” – the eastern doors to the Baptistery of Florence – Baptistery of San Giovanni. These doors were created by Ghiberti 1425-52, Early Renaissance. The doors are 17 ‘ tall and weigh 3 tons. The panels of the doors depict scenes from the New Testament….

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Art History – September 8-11th, 2015

This week in Art History we are going to be studying “St. Mark” by Donatello, Early Renaissance, Italy. Florence, Italy was the birth place of the Renaissance. “St. Mark” is a marble statue in a niche on the outside of Orsanmichele Church in Florence. The statue was made from 1411-13. It stands 7’9″. “St. Mark”…

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Art History August 31st – September 4th

This week we are going to study the “Columba Triptych”, Columba Cathedral, Cologne Germany. The Cathedral was first built in 1255 – High Gothic. The altarpiece was placed behind the priest in the cathedral. It is oil on oak panel. The center piece – “The Adoration of the Magi” – is 54″x60″. The sides are…

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Art History for August 24th -28, 2015

For this week in Art History we will study  - “Madonna of the Magnificat” , Botticelli, Italian Early Renaissance, 1480-81, tempera on panel, 46″x47″. This is a “tondo”  - a round painting. The Madonna is being crowned by angels – the Queen of Heaven. Madonna is holding Jesus. The rest of the people are angels….

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Art History – August 16-20, 2015

This week we will be studying the fresco – “Christ Delivering the Keys of the Kingdom to St. Peter”, 1481-2. The fresco is in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Rome. The painting is by Perugino – Early Renaissance. It is 11′x18′. Pope Sixtus the IV commissioned Perugino. The fresco refers to Matthew 16. Christ is…

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