Art Analysis Paper-Sacred Theme Paintings

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Art Analysis Paper-Sacred Theme Paintings
During the research for the Scavenger Hunt class paper, the Sacred Realm theme was selected as the theme to be discussed and analyzed. A comparison analysis of the two paintings by Sano di Pietro's Madonna and Child (15th Century) and Pietro Cavallini's The Most Holy Mother of God (13th Century) revealed that even when they are of different time periods they possess very interesting similarities. These paintings were selected because they both use the Madonna and Child as their main focus, and contain themes that correspond perfectly with the Sacred Realm theme, as stated in the progress report previously submitted and in the text book, Living with Art by Getlein (Getlein 50). Pietro Cavallini was the most dominant painter in Rome when Giotto worked there at the close of the 13th century (Eimerl 86).
Sano di Pietro was also highly regarded in his time:
Sano di Pietro was one of the most prolific and successful Sienese painters, the head of a workshop that satisfied the demands of civic and religious institutions in the city as well as those of private devotion. His production, technically always of a very fine quality, rich in decorative effects, and characterized by a brilliant palette, often contains motifs that appear monotonous and repetitive (Art in Tuscany).
When studying these paintings it is important to notice its many similarities besides the obvious sacred theme and the subjects. To start, their Byzantine origins are based on the predominant religion of the Roman Empire:
Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, and when that happened Christian art, too, began to take on a more official look. But by this time the western part of the Empire was falling to pieces, and the capital had been moved from Rome to Byzantium, in eastern Greece. The Christian style of painting has been called

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