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Artist:

Sluter
Title:
WellofMoses
Date:
13951406
Period:
NorthernRenaissance
Location:
Champmolmonastery,France
Patron:
PhiliptheBold
Description:
Sculptureexpressive(facialexpressions)voluminouswithsenseof
weightpaintingcolorsstandoutmoreamoredevelopedsenseofnaturalism
Function:
Baseofwellformonasterythoughttosupport25footstatueofthe
crucifixionalongwithJohntheBaptist,MaryMagdalene,andJesusmotherscholars
doubtwellfunctionedbecausenoisePhiliptheBoldwantedCarthusianmonkstopray
underthesculpturesothedukeandhisfamilycouldsecuresalvationPhilipusedthe
sculptureasasymbolofstatusandpower
Content/meaning:
ProphetsflowingwaterparallelsflowingbloodofChrist,which
symbolizessalvationandhealinginspirationfrommysteryplays
Context:
PhiliptheBoldwantedCarthusianmonkstoprayforhimandhisfamilyPhilip
waspartoftheBurgundycourtwhichbecamewealthythroughEuropeancapitalism
followingtheHundredYearsWar

Artist:
Campin
Title:
MrodeAltarpiece
Date:
14251428
Period:
NorthernRenaissance
Location:
Museum
Patron:
Dontknow
Description:
OilpaintingonwoodintheNorth(Flanders)attentiontodetailattemptat
foreshorteningoilpaintingallowsforvibrantcolorsandbetterintegrationoflighting
propertiesdiffusetreatmentoflightscenessetwithin15thCenturyFlemishhomes
Function:
Primarilyasanaltarpieceforthepatronatriptychprivatecommission
Content/meaning:
Leftpanel:patronsandprobablypilgrimrightpanel:Josephcenter
panel:MaryandGabriellotsofsymbolism:mousetraps,winedrainer,whitelily,candle
snuffedout,vessel,posturesofcentralfigures,flyingbabyJesus,pilgrim'shatGabriel
isaboutabouttoMarythatshewillbareChristChristwilltrapthedevil
Context:
PrivatecommissionpaintingsetinmodernFlemishsettingmenhaddarker
skinandwomenhadporcelainlikeskin

Artist:
HubertandJanvanEyck
Title:
GhentAltarpiece
Date:
1432
Period:
NorthernRenaissance
Location:
St.BavoCathedral,Belgium
Patron:
Vydhusbandandwife
Description:
Grisaille:paintinginshadesofgraytoshowsculpturelikequalities
northernRenaissancetexture(smoothv.rough)temperaandoilonwood
Function:
Polyptych:onlyopenoncertaindaystocelebratesaintsandholyfestivals
typeofscene:adorationofthelambtoshowVydwealthandberemembered
Content/meaning:
HumanitysredemptionthroughChristaboveEve:Cainmurders
AbelaboveAdam:CainandAbelssacrificesGhentspatronsaintssenseof
traditionalhierarchicalstructurecommoninaltarpiecesallthepeopleoftheworld
gatheringbeforetheoffering
Context:
HubertdiesbeforecommissionfinishedwethinkHubertonlydesignedleft
panelmissingtoNazisVydshortbecomeschiefmayoraftertheunveiling

Artist:
JanvanEyck
Title:
GiovanniArnolfiniandHisWife
Date:
1434
Period:
NorthernRenaissance
Location:
Museum
Patron:
GiovanniArnolfini
Description:
Awealthyman(Arnolfini)andhiswifegivingmarriagevowssecular
privatepainting(lessreligionandmoreforpersonaluse,religiousovertones)lotsof
symbolismandhighattentiontodetailoilonwood
Function:
Acommemorationofweddingvows
Content/meaning:
Shoesremovedinbedchamberweddingscene:veil,open
curtains,dog(fidelity)saintCatherine(childbirth)emphasisonfabric(status)orange
(fruitful)
Context:
ArnolfiniwasaLucca(servedtheMedicifamilyasbanker)portraitsbecame
increasinglypopularArnolfiniswifesdresswasfashionableatthetimewhenthe
queenwaspregnant