Monthly Archives: March 2016

Reflections on Part 3 – Renaissance to Rococo

This has been a section in the course that I will freely admit has been a long haul for me to complete due to extenuating personal circumstances.  However I have in the end really enjoyed it although I find this … Continue reading

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15th – 17th Century – Summary of notes

Tutor report notes with suggestions/corrections are at the end of each section. 15TH CENTURY NOTES POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FACTORS Florence became region state from city-state due to threat of invasion from the North being removed and Florence looking back … Continue reading

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16th Century notes

PERSONAL NOTE:  Catholic cult – symbolised by Law in Hans Holbein’s Allegory of the Old and New Testaments (p. 464 WHA) contrasted by Protestant belief in salvation by faith and grace – difference between Catholic and Protestant …. Note of … Continue reading

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Comparison between two annotations – Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait

These two paintings are separated by over a century in years but also by the fact one is a by a Venetian artist of the High Renaissance and the other by a Flemish artist of the earlier century. The two … Continue reading

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Research notes on 17th Century

POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FACTORS Rise of Dutch republic coincided with end 30 years war/decline of Spain with prosperity founded on free enterprise – also great advances in sciences and mathematics. Same time as Descarte’s Discourse on Method Papacy recovered … Continue reading

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15th Century – Renaissance period of Italy and Flanders – notes

POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FACTORS Renaissance style potentially developed due to Florentine becoming region-state from city state due to threat of invasion from North being removed and Florence looking back to when it was Republic of Rome. Economic & cultural … Continue reading

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