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Museums of Germany

An important part of my six weeks of study in northern Germany was visiting museums. I know it sounds obvious for studying drawing and painting… But viewing these works in person was a spiritual experience for me. 98 more words


Research point: 'Find two paintings by different artists that represent the same mythological story and compare and contrast them'

For this task I have decided to compare and contrast two paintings entitled: ‘La Danae’ by Antonio Correggio and ‘The Danae’ by Titian. As you can deduce from the titles they both represent the same mythological story but in a slightly different manner. 829 more words


Assignment 1- 'annotate another image of your choice'

For the final assignment I analysed the Renaissance painting entitled: ‘The Immaculate Conception’ by Piero di Cosimo (Denvir, 1980: p.132) using a spider diagram.

I particularly admire this image of the Virgin as she awaits the Holy Spirit. 161 more words


Exercise: 'Developing your annotations'

My intention for this task is to study the masterful Flemish painting ‘The Madonna with Canon van der Paele’, by the Van Eyck brothers in more depth.  626 more words


Exercise: 'Annotate a Renaissance Image' continued (final blog post)

For the second part of this task I have annotated a print by Albrecht Durer. Originally trained as a goldsmith, Albrecht Durer was a German Renaissance artist who travelled to Italy to further his artistic ambitions. 168 more words


Exercise: 'Annotate a Renaissance Image' (split into two parts and two separate blog posts)

As part of this exercise I have annotated a Northern European painting (featuring several portraits) by the Van Eycks. I have selected the painting ‘The Madonna with Canon van der Paele’ in particular as I greatly admire the modelling of the flesh tones and reflections on the suit of armour.(Hughes and Faggin, 1970: Plate XLIX and p.95). 168 more words


340 Tons of Modern Art: Something happened on the way to the 20th century...

Aesthetic relativism is known by its “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” mentality, in which art is reduced to ‘personal expression’. “With each new generation, standards declined… until there were no standards,” notes artist Robert Florczak. 239 more words