Flashcards in Venetian Renaissance Deck (8)
Depictions of an idyllic place of rural peace and simplicity. Derived from Arcadia, an ancient district in Southern Greece.
Arcadian [ Feast of the Gods, The Tempest ]
The Italian term for large, lavishly decorated chests made in Italy from the 14th through the 16th centuries. Usually commissioned in pairs for a bride to store her trousseau.
Cassone (plural cassoni) [ Venus of Urbino ]
Color or painted. A term used to describe the application of paint, characteristic of Venetian Renaissance art. It is distinguished from disegno, which emphasizes careful design based on preliminary drawing.
Colorito (vs. disegno)
A small-scale depiction of a scene or composition using figurines, often made of clay and viewed through a window or from one side. Tintoretto used dioramas for preparatory studies, as did the 20th-century American artist Thomas Hart Benton.
Diorama [ Last Supper ]
The study of the symbolic meaning of objects, persons or events depicted in works of art.
Iconography [ Venus of Urbino ]
When an abstract idea or object is given human form.
Personification [ Pastoral Symphony ]
Non-religious subject matter, theme, or mood
Secular (vs. sacred) [ Feast of the Gods ]