Analysis Of The Joys And Sorrows Of Mary

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The museum that I visited was the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida. The artwork I viewed was titled, The Joys and Sorrows of Mary (Life of Christ) and this art piece was created around 1375 to 1400
The artwork, The Joys and Sorrows of Mary (Life of Christ), was created in Late Gothic period.
I am comparing The Joys and Sorrows of Mary and the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus
In The Joys and Sorrows of Mary diptych, the author utilizes gothic style, with lancet windows, pointed arches, and also seemed to be going for corinthian type columns. The author organized the art piece in a realistic, natural way, paying close attention to detail, and carving the art in high relief, allowing people to see the art scenes from a distance. The facial expressions are simple, kind, and the body language is subtle. The Virgin Mary also stands in “Gothic S-curve” stance in the Annunciation, where her movement is smooth and continuous, and her weight is shifted toward her right side (Anonymous). The lower four scenes represent the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, and Adoration of the Magi. The upper scenes represent Noli me tangere (“touch me not”), the Crucifixion, Presentation in the Temple, and the Coronation of the Virgin (Anonymous). In the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, the artist combined Roman and Christian characteristics to represent Junius Bassus’ conversion from Paganism to Christianity. The sarcophagus has different biblical scenes carved in high
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