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    Contributed by: Ordoa, Jan Anthony H. April 7, 2009 AESTHET-TG2

    In Quest of Salvation: Hispano-Flemish Gothic Painting

    Last Supper Jaume Huguet

    c. 1470 Tempera on wood,

    172 x 164 cm Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

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    1. Discuss the motivation: a. What art form is it?

    The art form is Hispano-Flemish Gothic Painting. b. What medium was used? The medium used Tempera on wood. c. What techniques were used?

    Adjacent color zones have their own modulations of light and shade that are never to become confused.

    The effect is grandiose, but never harsh. 2. Identify the subject matter and list the objects portrayed. a. Subject matter:

    Jesus Christ

    12 Apostles/ Disciples b. List objects:

    The Last Supper table & the longed chairs

    Chalices

    Breads

    Wines

    Roasted lamb (in the center of the table)

    Apple

    Cat

    Bird

    3. Select the strongest art element and describe its qualities. a. Art element:

    Color b. Describe qualities:

    The colors used by Jaume Huguet are contrast to each other that prevent the color similarities between each object. Here, each disciple of Jesus has different colors of cloaks they wore while Jesus has the only dark blue cloak.

    4. Select the strongest design principle and analyze how it contributes to the composition. a. Design Principle: Harmony b. Analyze its use in the composition:

    It is harmony because the visual elements of objects have similarities in nature which results in unity. A representation of Christ at table with his disciples: Christ is still the central figure in the composition but this is no longer emphasized by the halo or a difference in size; the means are now purely pictorial - a cloak darker in hue than those of the disciples, the eyes looking straight at the spectator, and the movement of the disciples as they lean towards him.

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    5. Interpret the work by discussing what you think it is about and how you feel as you look at it. a. I think this work is about Jaume Huguets version of the Last Supper of Jesus

    Christ with his disciples.

    b. I feel serious because as I look at this work I compare Leonardo Da Vincis version of the Last Supper. Huguets and Da Vincis version have different and unique interpretations on the Last Supper as I look the differences and similarities of Jesus and his disciples. 6. If you were to evaluate the work, what three criteria would you select for judging quality?

    a. Jaume Huguet certainly did not achieve the unity seen in Leonardo's great work, but this painting does show that he was striving to group his figures effectively.

    b. The colors used very well. c. The techniques used by Jaume Huguet are done creatively simple.

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    Contributed by: Ordoa, Jan Anthony H. April 7, 2009 AESTHET-TG2

    Emerging Art: Renaissance Painting

    Noli Me Tangere

    Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) 1511-12

    Oil on canvas 101 x 91 cm

    National Gallery, London

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    1. Discuss the motivation: a. What art form is it? The art form is Renaissance Painting. b. What medium was used? The medium used Oil on canvas. c. What techniques were used?

    The techniques used were to a much bolder, freer style with more highly charged brushwork; he handled the paint increasingly broadly, creating an effect almost like mosaic, with patches of color.

    2. Identify the subject matter and list the objects portrayed. a. Subject matter:

    Jesus Christ

    Mary Magdalene

    b. List objects:

    Plants

    Trees

    Houses

    A Hoe in Jesus hand 3. Select the strongest art element and describe its qualities. a. Art element: Color b. Describe qualities:

    The texture quality of the painting has showed and looked realistic to me because of the right shades of color are used very well especially with Jesus and Mary Magdalene. However, the farness and nearness of the landscape was showed properly.

    4. Select the strongest design principle and analyze how it contributes to the composition. a. Design Principle: Emphasis and Balance

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    b. Analyze its use in the composition:

    It is emphasis and balance because Jesus and Mary Magdalene were mainly focus in the painting and the actions they doing were symmetrical. Thus we see here the meeting of Christ with Mary Magdalene in the middle of a landscape which seems to be one with them, such do the lines of the natural setting continue or rhythmically complement those of the two people. On Mary's side, the curve of a hillside and an earthly settlement is echoed by the inverse curve of her body thrown forward to the ground. Christ's side of the painting opens out onto the blue tinged distances of infinity. But these two different worlds - human and divine - suggested by the division of space are subtly linked to each other: the bend of Christ's body is a direct continuation of the curve of the inhabited hillside; the line of Mary's raised torso continues that of a tree which, while balancing the right side of the landscape, directs the mind of the observer to the idea of a new life. Everything in this highly sophisticated composition is designed to underscore the importance of the gestural and verbal dialogue taking place in the foreground and to highlight the novelty of the message it conveys.

    5. Interpret the work by discussing what you think it is about and how you feel as you look at it.

    a. I think this work is about the appearance of the resurrected Christ to Mary Magdalene which Titian shows the surge of emotion that casts her to the ground, an impulse just as quickly suppressed by Christ who draws back, speaking the words, Noli me tangere, 'Don't touch me. For Christ is just passing by. His dance like steps are directed towards the front of the painting, not towards Mary but towards us, the viewers. We thus find ourselves facing the Lord's approach, also invited to recognize him and to announce the joy of his resurrection.

    b. As I look at this work, I feel 50:50 happy and sad. 50:50 happy because Jesus was resurrected while 50:50 sad because Mary Magdalene cant touch Jesus where as Jesus preparing his way to the Lord, His Father. 6. If you were to evaluate the work, what three criteria would you select for judging quality?

    a. The artwork was successfully done well by Titian. b. The principles, emphasis and balance, were used well which the figures of the painting are symmetrically proportion to each other.

    c. The colors were used properly in the artwork.

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    Contributed by: Ordoa, Jan Anthony H. April 7, 2009 AESTHET-TG2

    Emerging Art: Romanticism Art

    Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Caspar David Friedrich

    1818 Oil-on-canvas

    94.8 cm 74.8 cm (37.3 in 29.4 in) Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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    1. Discuss the motivation: a. What art form is it? The art form is Romanticism Art Painting b. What medium was used? The medium used Oil on canvas. c. What techniques were used? It used Romantic techniques which it were developed to produce associations in the mind of the viewer. It encouraged individualism, emotions, and nature. Friedrich held personal spirit and creativity above formal training and saw the artistic process as a transcendental journey and spiritual awakening. 2. Identify the subject matter and list the objects portrayed. a. Subject matter:

    The Wanderer

    b. List objects:

    Rocks

    Smog

    Sea

    Mountain 3. Select the strongest art element and describe its qualities. a. Art element: Color b. Describe qualities:

    The color elements of the storms, turbulent seas, torrents moved emotionally towards to the viewers. The texture of the artwork showed a rough movement especially the waves of the sea.

    4. Select the strongest design principle and analyze how it contributes to the composition. a. Design Principle:

    Rhythm

    b. Analyze its use in the composition: It is rhythm because the artwork has continuance of flow of movement. It is achieved by the repetition of regular visual units. Representation of Friedrichs feeling of the sublime. It is solitary and spontaneous. We are only participating in the re-telling of this feeling of sublimity, i.e. the beauty of it.

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    5. Interpret the work by discussing what you think it is about and how you feel as you look at it.

    a. The artwork depicts a man, Friedrich himself, standing a top a high mountain, before a great mass of fog. Peaks of other mountains can be seen above the surface of the fog, while a range of huge mountains can be seen in the background. The large expanse of sky above the heights of the mountains in the background covers much of the painting.

    b. As I look at this work, I feel emotional because Friedrichs captivation by the idea that self-expression was to be bonded with physical and spiritual isolation became more apparent, awesome in magnitude, yet still sublime. I think he appeared to be quite attracted to the idea of seeing and experiencing nature in isolated and wondrous places like at the edge of the sea or lakes or on the pinnacles of mountains.

    6. If you were to evaluate the work, what three criteria would you select for judging quality?

    a. The texture of the artwork is done well which I felt the emotional movement of the waves of the sea.

    b. The use of colors in the artwork is calm and vivid. c. The imagination was superior to reason and beauty. Friedrich loved and

    worshipped nature