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What was the main media to come out of gothic art?

Primary media in the Gothic period included sculpture, panel painting, stained glass, fresco and illuminated manuscripts

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Gothic art was made during in the Middle Ages when _____________ was prevalent and art was namely for _____________ purposes. It was used to convey stories from the _____________.

Gothic art was made during in the Middle Ages when CHRISTIANITY was prevalent and art was namely for RELIGIOUS purposes. It was used to convey stories from the BIBLE.

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What was an important architectural development during the Middle Ages?

The Ribbed Vault.

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How did this new invention benefit gothic architecture?

The buildings could be built higher and thus allow more light in.

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Tell me about the Lamentation by Giotto Di Bondone.

- The Lamentation has weak depth.
- There is a sense of foreshortening with the mountain in the background.
- The mourners with their backs faced to us give us the sense that we are behind them.
- It is a fresco, made using wet plaster with paint.
- The figures portray the first sense of human emotion.

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Talk about the Annunciation by Fra Angelico.

- The use of architectural columns to create a real space mathematically was well done.
- The virgin and angel are out of proportion.
- The chair the Virgin is sitting on is out of proportion.
- The space, minus the virgin and angel, is realistically done.
- The virgin and the angel both showcase real emotion and look like actual people.

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Where did most Renaissance art come from?

A lot of the art came from Italy.

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What categorized the Renaissance .

- A rediscovery of the nude human figure and attention to its form
- The recognizable (realistic) portrait
- The development of linear (single point) perspective and pictorial space
- Landscape or interior as a background for human
- The qualities of light and shadow.

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Who was Filippo Brunelleschi?

He was the architect that designed the dome if Florence Cathedral.

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What was the first large scale nude?

Donatello's David.

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Discuss the figure.

- The pose of David is classical contrapposto. (Dat "s"curve)
- It's lauded for its sinuous line and form.
- David's oblivion to his nudity is in contrast to the hyper awareness of nudity that Medieval art presented.
- The expression on David is detached.