Presentation on theme: "Abduction of the Sabine Women"— Presentation transcript:
1 Abduction of the Sabine Women Artist: Giovanni da BolognaDate: 1583Medium: MarbleTitle of work given laterSculpted as a set pieceSpiral movement; precursor of the BaroqueMust be seen in the roundNegative spaceReferences to LaocoonIt had been thought that the ancients sculpted monumental works from one block of stone; Renaissance artists discovered this was untrue; Bologna wanted to surpass the ancients by carving from one block.Symbolism of the Medici (young man) taking Florence (the woman) from the preceding government (old man)
2 Palazzo de Te Artist: Giulio Romano Date: 1525-1535 Location: Mantua, ItalyHorse farm and a villaUnsettling architectural settingTriglyphs dip into the cornice, creating holes above.Pediment corners do not meet.Window openings at unconventional locations.Engaged columns divide façade into unequal baysMassive columns carry almost no weight, a narrow corniceKeystone pops out of the archesOddly sized stonesHighly unusual placement of arch below a pediment.
3 The Fall of the Giants, Palazzo del Te Artist: Giulio RomanoDate:Medium: FrescoLocation: Mantua, ItalyThe scene depicts the battle between the Olympians and Giants.Reference in concept to Mantegna’s Oculus.Use of perspective to create a sense of spaceHumanist theme
4 Palazzo del Te, Wall with Fall of the Giants Artist: Giulio RomanoDate:Medium: FrescoLocation: Mantua, Italy
5 Villa Protonda Artist: Andrea Palladio Date: 1565 Location: Vicenza, VeniceBuilding has four identical facades, each with a different viewWhen the building is viewed from afar, no matter from what angle, it looks completeUsed as a working farm, family estate, villa retreatSymmetrical ground planVilla appears as a minitemple; perhaps a residence of the Muses, ideal nature of the central plan evokes the ancients.Low round Roman-style dome, not the domes of the RenaissanceOriginally the dome had an oculus, like the pantheon, now glazedBuilding set on high podium; pediments dominate doors and windows.Interior has rotunda, with four larger rooms alternating with four smaller spaces to allow for more intimate settings
7 San Giorgio Maggiore Artist: Andrea Palladio Date: 1565 Location: Venice, ItalyInterlocking pediments and columnsHigh pedestals for columnsMore Mannerist than the Villa Rotunda, two Temple facades intersectClearly lit interior
8 San Giorgio Maggiore Artist: Andrea Palladio Date: 1565 Location: Venice, Italy
9 Church of Il Geso Artist: Giacomo da Vignola and Giacomo della Porta Date:Location: Rome, ItalyHead church of the Jesuit OrderColumn groupings emphasize central doorwayTympana and pediment over central doorSlight crescendo of forms toward the centerTwo stories separated by cornice; united by scrollsFraming niche acts as a unifying deviceInterior has no aisles, meant for grand ceremonies.
10 Church of Il Geso Artist: Giacomo da Vignola and Giacomo della Porta Date:Location: Rome, Italy