The Slide Lists
Slide Lists for January 12 to February 2
You will receive a list of works of art to be shown in each
class. These will then be posted here, by date. I am going to try to link
some of them to images on the Web. However, the book is extremely
well-illustrated and there are also links to various works of art
on the Schedule page. Figure numbers will not be listed. Please note:
these lists may be posted some days after the lecture reflected here.
These lists are not replacements for attendance.
Art in Siena: "The Virgin's Ancient City"
The Maesta' Painted over the period 1308-1311. Giant (214 x 412 cm),
double-sided altarpiece: the front shows the
Enthroned Virgin Mary, showing her as Queen of Heaven. Carried
through the streets of Siena in triumph to be installed inside the
Cathedral of Siena. Taken apart centuries later; most parts are in the
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena. Two scenes are in the U.S.; one is in
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the other is in the Frick Collection, New York
- Simone Martini d. circa 1342. Consider:
Maesta', 1315, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena. And:
Annunciation, 1333. Sienese; consider also the influence of France
and the International Style. Also made for the Cathedral of Siena, now in
the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
- Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. Brothers; both died in the
great Plague of 1348.
Allegory of Good Government and Bad Government By
Ambrogio. 1338-1340. Fresco in the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena.
A Bit of Vocabulary
- buon fresco ("true fresco")
- fresco secco ("dry fresco")
- giornata/ giornate=day, days (in fresco making)
- tramezzo, or, ponte
- narrative=the story
- patron saint=every city has at least one, and often more than one.
Realize that the Adams book comes equipped with a vocabulary list;
this is just to get you started.
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