Sarah Chapman Professor Luscheck Honors 322 14 December 2014 Devotio Moderna and its Influence on the Ghent Altarpiece Devotio Moderna is marked by contradictions that render it almost impossible to adequately categorize it. John Van Engen states “historians have had trouble finding ways to fit [Devotio Moderna] in. Fifteenth-century histories tried to place them back in the millennium-old framework of medieval religious orders…sixteenth-century princes and prelates…found little place for [the
Renaissance, at the time embodied the spirit of the Renaissance, which celebrated inventiveness, as well as exploring new ideas. Jan Van Eyck, a Flemish painter born in the late fourteenth century, lived at the beginning of the Northern Renaissance, in which he created many famous paintings such as the Ghent Altarpiece, The Arnolfini Portrait, and The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin. Jan Van Eyck’s training in Flanders allowed the painter to procure important court positions, in which he embodied the creative
dramatic work. On the other hand we find different parts of martyrdom through of altarpiece. Other example of this period is Fray Bonifacio Ferrer altarpiece, 1405 ca. But he has different characteristics such as no expressive face, no use of violence or complicated actions. In spite of he used technical skills as transparency. That mean he dominated materials with best result, more credible in comparison. He also painted by aristocracy in Valencia, was an intellectual painter. In the last style of
Don Malarkey 2-9-12 Significance of the Lamb The Adoration of the Lamb is Jan Van Eyck’s greatest accomplishments of a Renaissance painter. It was painted with oils in the third decade of the 15th century (Glover). This painting definitely has a lot going on in it. The painting is consisted of twelve panels where the outside panels can either be closed or open. There are many spiritual aspects in the painting; from the Holy family, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus; to Adam, Eve, and plenty of saints
Renaissance Figures Cosimo de' Medici, also known as Cosimo the Elder, lived from 1389--1464. He was the first Medici to rule Florence. He was exiled from Florence in 1433, but he returned in 1434 and doubled his wealth through banking. He ended Florence's traditional alliance with Venice and supported the Sforza family in Milan. His historical significance was being a patron to such artists as Brunelleschi, Donatello, and Ghiberti, and as the founder of the Medici Library. ?