Art history notes 1/7/10
Roman empire ended in 476 bc
Constantinopale capital of byzatines
Greeks took pride in human body
Made in image of ancient gods
Catholic church though body is image of sin
Greek and roman art seen as evil
Christian symbol of blessing is with pointer nd middle up together
Nature was also large amount of roman art
Pictures from Byzantines were more icons than people
14th century italy was not unified. Being made up of varios rivqlry city-states with their own separate nations.
Italies participation in international trade led to increase prosperity, the groeth of banking, and the establishment of urban centers of population
The creation of a vernacular literature fostered the development of secularism in intellectual thought everyday life and art
Despitenthe continued influence of byzantine culture itlaian artisit and scholars began to doscover ancient Greco-roman art.
Madona in thorn, famous piece in italy in 14th century, by chimabiue
Byzantine art was more detailed, cant really make out figure underneath
In Italian is a little more realistic
Important figure is larger due to respect, if important larger than anyone else in picture
Virgin mary known as ruler of city of ciena
People in pics have expression, they are their own unique person
Usuary- to trick people out of money
peoples house ahd pictures of death all around
bombing raid in 1944 destoryed large piece of art in italy
poepel always dressed in best cloths in pictures
florance was an important center of manufacturing mercantile activity and banking
the eladers iof florance belonged to successful business fmailes, rather than the landed arisocary
ti identify oneself with ancient Greece and rome was considered an honor and amny Italian cities began to emphasize their historical links to these societes.
Humanism promoted an emphasis on indivudal recognition and public adulation
Civic responsibility, moral virtue, adbn patriotism were upheld as...