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Tres Riches Heures Of Jean Duc De Berry 'AndPoet On A Mountain Top'

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To begin, the two paintings have in common is the obvious aspects of the settings being outside. Also, they both show sign of civilization with people being the subject and having some sort of housing in the works. “February, Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry” and “Poet on a Mountain Top”, also have some similarities in their brush work, there is amazing in the nature and settings of these two paintings. Finally, both works have some type of inscription on them. These two pieces do not have much in common aside from a few things, their contrasts will be up for discussion next.
The first difference spotted between these two is that “Poet on a Mountain Top”, is in black and white, and “February, Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry” is painted in color. Aside from that, “February, Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry”, is part of a prayer book and “Poet on a Mountain Top” is a literati painting, meaning that it was not painted for money but was just meant for someone else to have. Next, “Poet on a Mountain Top” has a scholar in the picture finding the spirit in nature, and, “February, Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry” expresses what it is like to a peasant in the winter. Also, “Poet on a Mountain Top” has a poem inscribed on it, while, “February, Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry” has a zodiac calendar inscribed on the top. In, “February, Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry” it gives more of a depressing feel with the peasants losing their crops
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