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    The Isenheim Altarpiece was made by Matthias Grunewald. It took many years to complete the isenheim Altarpiece. Grunwald actually went off of someone else work and built from their work to create his own. These painting in the Isenheim Altarpiece are references to things that have happened in the Bible. The Isenheim Altarpiece was created in 1512 to 1516. The Isenheim Altarpiece was made for the Monastery of St. Anthony in Isenheim. “The monks at the monastery cared for peasants and social pariahs

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    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

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    in this fashion, almost seeming to be like some sort of Biblical Fan Fiction. It is in the hopes that the details of the social economic ideals of these people from this point in time will be unearthed and understood for one and all. The "Ghent Altarpiece", painted by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck is a very interesting piece. The artist created these works in 1432. He was in his early twenties or so and was helped by his older brother, Hubert Van Eyck, who was born in 1366. Neither men lived in to a very

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    Mérode Altarpiece Essay

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    The Mérode Altarpiece by the Master of Flémalle is an oil painting on 3 wooden panels whose specific date of creation is likely between 1425 and 1430. This hinged triptych is relatively small in size measuring slightly over 2 feet tall and about 4 feet wide with its two winged panels open. The Mérode Altarpiece belongs to a group of paintings associated with a Tournai workshop led by Robert Campin, also known as the Master of Flémalle, whose workshop fostered some of the earliest and most outstanding

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    Art History Research Paper

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    15th century, specifically the Early Renaissance, Flemish altarpieces swept Europe with their strong attention to details. Works of altarpieces were able to encompass significant details that the audience may typically only pay a cursory glance. The size of altarpieces was its most obvious feat but

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    Merode Altarpiece Essay

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    The Merode Altarpiece is a triptych painted by Robert Campin, an Early Neatherlandish painter. The oil and wood painting was completed sometime between 1427 and 1432. Measuring 66 cm tall and 125 cm across, it was most likely commissioned by Campin for private use. The left panel depicts the commissioners of the painting, the central panel depics the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, while the right panel somewhat curiously depicts Saint Joseph as a working carpenter. The triptych is noted

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    Ghent, and Giovanni Bellini’s, San Zaccaria, are both altarpieces. The Ghent altarpiece is located in Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent and it is a private chapel. The period style of this piece is northern Renaissance and its medium is oil on wood. The San Zaccaria altarpiece is located in Venice and it is also a church. The period style is Italian Renaissance and it is also made out of oil on wood. The Ghent altarpiece and the San Zaccaria altarpiece have many similarities. Starting with the Virgin

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    symbols in “The Merode Altarpiece” Fig. 1 that contain a secret meaning to the viewer which upon first glance does not appear to have a religious meaning. To put commonplace objects and make them spiritual was an everyday practice in art in the northern Flemish region of Europe. This is especially true in two very well known artworks “The Merode Altarpiece” Fig. 1 and “The Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife” Fig. 2 by Jan van Eyck. In particular, “The Merode Altarpiece” is the poster child

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    Analysis of Mérode Altarpiece The artwork is bathed in quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Mary reads the holy book quietly with the angel on the left gazing at her and trying to convey a message to her. The donor and his wife kneel outside in a closed garden, looking at the Virgin through the door. On the right wing, Joseph sits in his narrow workshop, making mousetraps. The artistic elements implies the meanings behind the objects as well as the background and the painting techniques of the Flemish

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    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

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