April 18, 2014
FAS202-Introduction to Humanities II
Art History Analysis Paper
When we think of art, we rarely focus on its origins. Art itself dates back to the early modern humans that lived thirty-five thousand years ago. This includes carvings on Mammoth tusks, cave paintings, sewn beadwork on clothing, carved Venus statues from bone, and baked clay. The created art often depicted the animals that were hunted and the seasons. In many cases the animals could not be recognized as the depictions were distorted, thus it was concluded that said depictions were of religious significance, making this the first type of “religious” art. Two examples of such art is ...view middle of the document...
Those whom refused were exiled to prevent upheaval in the kingdom. Today Spain is religiously diverse but Catholicism is still the majorly dominant religion.
“The Resurrection”, painted by Alessandro Turchi in Italy, in 1621, for French cardinal François de Sourdis, depicts a strong since of respect for the resurrection of Christ but the painted theme clashes with the suggested theme of the painting.
The history of Christianity in Europe began with the Apostle Paul in Rome, Italy. After his imprisonment and death, Rome became a major center for the development of Christianity in 70 AD. The values of Christianity stated of the time, that to become a Christian, one must not only have a deep faith in the message of Christ but to also live a Christian lifestyle and to repent. Before the end of the first century, Christians were very wealthy and held political influence in their territory and that of their distant Christians. The matter of wealth made it easier to send financial aid to their distant Christians, which also helped in the spread and practices of Christianity. By 400 AD, the Apostle Creed was developed for baptismal candidates to battle the Gnostic crisis within the church. By this time, the canon Script came from Rome. Due to the apostles association with the Church of Rome, it gained a place of leadership and prominence.
By 200 AD, the Roman practices in Christianity were dominant. It was common practice to attend church on Sundays, hold or attend a meeting for prayer and a meeting for an ending meal. Also known as the Lords Supper which communion was often given. Easter was also a practiced custom in observance of Christ. By 300 AD, Christianity was the dominant religion throughout the Roman Empire including Italy, Southern Gaul, and Spain. Finally, around 313 AD, the Roman Emperor Constantin, whom was a Christian, declared Christianity to be a legal and equal religion. All seized property was restored to all churches affected throughout the empire. Today the largest and most wealthy religious organization in the world is the Vatican Catholic Church, located in Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Each year the Vatican helps millions of people around the world through financial and religious aid. The Vatican contains its own city with laws to match, a library, bank, and art gallery. It also contains the largest and oldest ancient collection of art and literature artifacts in Europe.
Similarities and Differences
In both pieces, I found far more differences than similarities. What I found to be similar between these pieces was the way the painters depicted their version of Christ. In both pieces Christ is shown wearing a white cloth about the hips to give the subject modesty and respect. The skin is eerily creamy, almost a divinely white hue. Long, brown hair cascades to the shoulders while a full beard covers the face and chin. The eyes of...