Bartocelli Art Analysis

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• The characters above are all of mythological ideas, some possessing some biblical traits such as Venus with the halo created by the reflection of the orange grove. • The red lines drawn on the image show the commonly used technique of perspective leading to the vanishing point which is the centre of the image. This is where Venus stands, which is a technical element conveying her importance within the painting. • The impeccable attention and detail on Flora’s face indicates that he was of the High Renaissance movement. • Bartocelli used Egg tempera to create this painting. He has connected the colours of the paint with the message behind each part and being of the image. With the use of egg tempera, he had to work fast aw well as with this technique there must be an under colour and the darker colour over it. The under colour will therefore shine through, giving a stronger and clear final product. • Symbols in the artwork include: o Fruit- This including the orange which is the fruit of free will. There are no oranges only after the incident of Zephyr and Chloris, showing after trials will there only be fertilisation and produce o Colour- The use or oranges and Red indicates the long for materialism, indulgence, carnal desire and a desire for worldly goods. Multiple Choice Answers 1. A 2. D 3. C 4. C 5. D 6. B 7. A 8. B 9. C 10. A Question two (Naming Paintings) A. “The Last Supper”, Leonardo da Vinci B. “The Birth of Venus”, Sornado Bartocelli C. “The meeting of

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