ART 108 Assignment 1 Essay

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Assignment 1
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1. How does the word Renaissance reflect the changes in the world of art during the time period discussed in Chapter 12? The word Renaissance, the French word for “rebirth”, denotes a selfconscious revival of interest in ancient Greek and Roman texts and culture that is reflected in the work of most of the artists.
2. How does Nicola Pisano in the Pulpit, Pisa Baptistry show the influence of Roman style? The
Nicola Pisano in the Pulpit, Pisa Baptistry provides a good example of the Roman heritage in
Italian medieval art that shows the influence of Etruscan and Roman Tomb Effigies.
3. Who was the last great Byzantine painter? Describe the influence of the
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7. How does Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Effects of Good Government in the City and in the Country make reference to consequences of social disruption? Gallows represents social disruption.
Outside the city walls, people ride off into the country. There is a group of peasants tilling the soil. There is spatial depth with the mountains. At the top of the fresco is a figure holding a scroll. The inscription reminds the viewer that peace reigns under good government above the scroll is a pictorial message of a gallows. Swinging from the gallows is a criminal. This reminder of the consequences of social disruption. Also, behind the figure's foot is the she wolf, symbolic of the story of Romulus and Remus. She makes the link between ancient Rome and Siena. She also protects the city.

8. How does Simone Martini in the Saint Louis Altarpiece show the influence of the Byzantine tradition? The Saint Louis Altarpiece shows the influence of the Byzantine tradition because it identifies the French royal family. When Louis was elected to the rank of bishop, he gave the throne to his younger brother Robert.
9. What are prayer books? Who made prayer books? What style to they reflect? Prayer books or Books of Hours were illuminated manuscripts made for lay people, and most were commissioned by the aristocracy and upper middle class. Prayer books were made by the three
Limbourg brothers—Paul, Herman, and
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