Comparison of Rogier Van Deer Weydens Deposition and Lindau Gospels Crucifixion

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Comparison of Rogier van deer Weydens Deposition and Lindau Gospels Crucifixion Deposition is the center panel of a triptych from Notre-Dame hors-les-murs by Rogier van deer Weyden. Unlike many of the other artists at that time, Roger van deer Weyden did not sign any of his work. Deposition shows Christ being mourned after being taken down from the cross. The figures are dressed contemporary, which makes them more accessible to the viewer. The piece has a medieval convention by using a flat, gold background. Rogier has made the surface with naturalistic textures and detail. The hair and even the tears look realistic. Crucifixion, the front cover of the Lindau Gospels, was a reflection of Charlemagne's dedication of books and learning. This book, containing the life of Christ, was held in high esteem. It reminded me of some of the iconography in Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie, which while inferior to Life of Brian, is still a plus. Regardless, I contend that the two examples show how a transformation from very rigid conformity moved to a freer expression of religious art over the span of half a millennia. The Crucifixion cover announces the life of Christ and is covered with jewels with Christ being crucified in the center. Despite the central scene being the crucifixion, Christ is not shown to be suffering. He is nailed to the cross with his eyes open, possibly a way of hinting at his resurrection. There are four panels surrounding the cross with the Virgin Mary and Saint John mourning below and the angels with the personification of the sun and moon above. In a style that is similar to the early Christian and classical models, Christ is depicted as youthful and beardless. Rogier van deer Weyden's Deposition is wrought with emotion. In it, Jesus' mother Mary, wearing blue, has fainted into a position similar to her son's suggesting that her
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