Adoration Of The Magi Essay

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Adoration of the Magi was painted by Giotto di Bondone was made in tempera on wood and gold ground. It was produced around 1320 and currently held by MMA.
Around the thirteenth century, there were paintings which symbolised Mary's virginity and the birth of Christ. Their paintings and Christian civilisation have a great relationship, they focused more on lines and decorations. The purpose of the paintings was for Franciscan cloister. The emotions and figures Giotto created were more humanised, as it made him the father of European painting. Moreover, pictorial space was created to indicate depth. Expressive ways of the kneeling king who holds Christ and Mary’s physical gesture transforms deeply in the way human acts. It represents Giotto’s
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The theme of its exhibition is “Masterpieces of Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art” in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on September 16 to November 1, 1970. This Exhibition demonstrates Metropolitan’s paintings collections from European schools and America. Not only this magnificent piece was displayed in the exhibition, there are some other works associated with it and also from Italian school such as The Journey Of The Magi by Sassetta (Stefano Di Giovanni), Noah and Abraham by Lorenzo Monaco (Piero Di Giovanni), The Adoration of the Shepherds by Andrea Mantegna, The birth of the virgin by Master of the Barberini Panels (Giovanni Angelo Di Antonio) and The Meditation on the Passion by Vittore Carpaccio. These paintings indicate the achievement that has been made for centuries.
To me, the focal point of The Adoration of the Magi is the Christ. Use of colour is distinctive, saturated, and varied, which represents different emotions of Marry, Shepherd and Christ. Structural, constructed and glossy faces demonstrate Giotto’s style of painting as humanism. The format of this painting is balanced, the placement of angles and people in the foreground are
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