the ‘Noli me Tangere’ iconography on the top left (where Mary Magdalene meets the risen Christ, in John 20:17), and the scene of Judas’s kiss which identifies Christ to the Romans in the bottom left hand corner (Matthew 26:47-50 and Mark 14:44-45) (V. and A. Museum, “The Soissons Diptych”). The curve of Christ’s body on […]
Understanding what art meant in Renaissances Italy affects our view of Renaissance practitioners more than our view of the works they produced. Discuss.
The purpose of this essay is to consider the meaning of art in Renaissance Italy, a period widely believed to span the three hundred years beginning just before 1300AD and ending just before 1600AD, and discuss why this meaning affects our view of those artists producing works during that period rather more than the actual […]
“We need a history which does not save in any sense of the word; we need a history that performs.” (Jane Blocker) Discuss in relation to research on a work of art/performance of your choosing.
History is not made up of events which took place. History is the recording of those events; it is what we say about them and what we are told about them. History therefore can contain meaning and bias, it can be mistaken, and it can be manipulated and changed even though the original events it […]
The Athena complex; A comparative study of Greek vases 540-450BC. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
“In the absence of significant examples of the major art of Greek painting, pottery has assumed an importance even beyond its own great intrinsic value”. Between 540-450BC Greek culture flourished and the arts of this period reflect the developing creative concerns, naturalism evolved and new techniques were employed. Vases (as today), were functional objects and […]