lecture 8 - Renaissance

Giotto - Kiss of Judas, c. 1305, Fresco, Scrovegni Chapel

Giotto introduces dramatic realism back into Western Art:

Scrovegni Chapel, 1305:

Frescoes in the Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua - Web Gallery of Art
Scrovegni Chapel - Homepage, Cappella degli Scrovegni

Arena Chapel, 1306:

Giotto, Arena Chapel - State University of New York, Oneonta
Giotto di Bondone: Arena Chapel - Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

Optical Drawings & Science in Europe:
Alhazen & other Arabs preserve & expand upon this Greek knowledge throughout Middle Ages.

Al-Haitham, known in the West as Alhazen - University of California, Santa Barbara
Alhazen: Early experiments on Light - Vision Learning
Ibn al-Haytham - Wikipedia
Alhazen - Famous Inventors

Hockney–Falco Thesis - Wikipedia

Disputations of this Thesis:

Lotto's "Husband and wife": Problems with rug design - Art Optics
What Perspective Constructions Reveals About Optical Aids - Zoharworks
Did Lorenzo Lotto use optical projections while painting 'Husband and Wife'? - Research Gate

Lotto's "Husband and wife," van Eyck's "Portrait of Arnolfini and his wife," and other paintings:
Problems with focal lengths
- Web Exhibits.org

Did Leonardo da Vinci Use Concave Mirrors? - Stanford University

Renaissance and Early Modern Optics - Wikipedia

History of Optics - The Renaissance Mathematics


Frontispiece, Oculus, 1619, Etching

Christoph Scheiner - Wikipedia | Christoph Scheiner - Rice University
July, 2015: Library returns rare science book stolen in Sweden - Cornell University
Christopher Scheiner (1575-1650) Sunspots and his equatorial mount - Fairfield University

Development of Oil Painting - improved color vibrancy:
Painting in Oil in the Low Countries - Metropolitan Museum of Art
History of Oil Paint - Cyberlipid

Robert Campin
Man in A Turban, c. 1435 - National Gallery, London

Dieric Bouts
Virgin and Child, c. 1455–60 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cranach - 1514
Portrait of a Woman, c. 1508 - Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast

Hugo van der Goes - great influence on facial expression.
Hugo van der Goes - Flemish Primitives
Nativity altarpieces; details of adoring shepherds:

van der Goes - Nativity : detail of Shepherds
c. 1480, Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin

van der Goes - Nativity: detail of Shepherds
c. 1476, Portinari Altarpiece, Uffizi, Florence

influenced by Melozzo da Forlì - Italy Magazine | Wikipedia

famous portrait of Castiglione by Raphael
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione - Wikipedia
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529) - Louvre

Pope Leo X with Cardinals, 1517
oil on wood panel
Pope Leo X with Cardinals Medici and Rossi - Artsy

School of Athens (detail)
School of Athens: Artable | Vatican Museums | Wikipedia


Drawings of Warriors, 1503
Budapest Museum of Fine Art, Chalk

Grotesque Heads, c. 1490
Windsor Royal Library

Leonardo Self Portrait, Red Chalk
approx.13" x 8" in., Turin Royal Library

details, Face - David
David - 1501 - 1504
Galleria dell'Accademia

Man with the Quilted Sleeve
Portrait of a Man
National Gallery, London

Titian, Self portrait 1555
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Enormous influence on dark shadowing & contrast

The Fortune Teller, 1594 version, Musei Capitolini
Caravaggio: The Fortune Teller - Art and Critique
(Caravaggio continued on next page)
Orazio Gentileschi, (1563–1639)

Self Portrait, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica
Orazio Gentileschi - Alchetron

Annibale Carracci (1560–1609)

Ritratto di Vecchio, c. 1590 - 92
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

Artemisia Gentileschi

Allegory of Painting, 1630

Artemisia was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi and trained by him:

Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi - Met Publications

The Life and Art of Artemisia Gentileschi - Artemisia Gentileschi.com
Artemisia Gentileschi - New World Encyclopedia
Artemisia Gentileschi - Art History Archive
Artemisia Gentileschi - Wikipedia

Artimisia, the movie:
Artemisia (1997) Director: Agnès Merlet - IMDb.com

Valentina Cervi stars as Artemisia Gentileschi

Michel Serrault as Orazio Gentileschi


Lucrezia (Lucretia) 1620-21
Palazzo Cattaneo-Adorno, Genoa


Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura) c.1638-9
Royal Collection Trust

Susanna and the Elders, 1610
Schönborn Collection, Pommersfelden

Susanna and the Elders in Italian 17th Century Art - Italian Ways

Madonna and Child, 1611 - 1612
Galleria Spada, Rome

Madonna che allatta - Galleria Borghese, Italy
Galleria Spada - The Map of Art in Italy

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