PriyaPatel - Renaissance Gallery

People with Differences

a) The clothing the subject is wearing is dark and loose. This tells us that they are probably sad or mourning, but most likely just calm and solemn. b) The background is a big tree, and the subject looks like she is writing something. This tells us the the subject was educated and proud of the fact the she can write, and she is probably form a fairly well-off family because she owns fruit trees and maybe a large plot of land. c) I think that the artist wants us the view the subject more for their personality than looks. There is more emphasis on the subject's hands and the fact that she is writing than her face and looks. d) The subject's name is Margherita del Bargello. She comes from a fairly wealthy family, and although she is a girl, puts a lot of time and dedication into her studies. She is very proud about the fact that she can read write. The painting shows us that she is a solemn and serious person, but wants to emphasize her smarts.
a) The subject is wearing modest and dark clothes, but also a crown and jewels. This tells us that she is probably from royalty, but she is taking time to relate to the common people instead of constantly being rich and wearing extravagant clothing. b) The background is dark and there is nothing in it. This shows that the artist wanted to emphasize the subject. c) The artist wants us to see the majesty of the queen, but also show her normal side, and show us how she can relate to common folk. d) The subject in the portrait is named Cecilia Gonzaga. She is a queen in Italy, and ruled justly and fairly after the death of her husband. She is different in society because women are still considered not as 'good' as men, but she is proving everyone wrong by ruling well. She wears dark and modest clothes to mourn her husband's death, but also establish a connection with her subjects, the common people.
a) The clothing of the subject in the portrait is dark and loose, not at all form-fitting. This tells us that she is probably mourning. I also can tell that because her face looks quite sad. b) There is nothing in the background but a solid black color. This shows that the artist wants to place emphasis on the subject and her small daughter. c) The artists wants us to view the people in the picture as calm and solemn. He or she wants to highlight the moods of the people, but distract attention from looks. d) This portrait is of Antonia di Giovanni and her daughter, Dolce, meaning sweet. The tow are recovering from the recent loss of Antonia's husband and Dolce's father. Antonia commissioned the portrait with the money left to them after the death of her husband. She is considered different because she is a single mother with a young child, but still is resilient and tries hard to live a normal life.
a) Neither of the subjects are wearing anything but loin clothes. This tells us that they were probably poor or workers. b) There is nothing in the background. This shows that the artist wanted to place emphasis on the subjects' bodies and the science of every single muscle and bone. c) I think the artist wants us to see his talent in recreating the realness of the contours in the subjects' bodies. I also wants the viewer to feel happy and warm inside, because the portrait shows a young man carrying what appears to be his old and injured father on his back. It shows that the author has respect for his elders, and values kindness. d) The young man's name is Niccolo Arcimboldo, and the old man is his dad, Piero. They are coming home after a long day of working in the fields, and Niccolo loves his dad, so he is carrying him on his back. From the drawing, I can tell that the young man is kind and values respect.
a) This is a bunny. He is not wearing clothes. b) The bunny looks like he is situated in snow. It tells us that the painting was probably painted by an artist from a colder country. c) I think that the artist wants us to feel a sense of isolation, because the cute bunny looks angry and lonely. But it is kind of hard to read a bunny's expressions. d) This bunny is named mister Fluffer Nutter. He is just like any other bunny, except for the fact that he has a painting of himself. This painting is quite unusual, because it was commonplace for artists to paint people, but animals were rare.
a) The subject of the portrait is wearing an elaborate headdress and colorful dress. She is probably from royalty. b) The background is solid green. It is brought, and probably painted to show cheerfulness. c) Although the subject looks odd, the artist wanted to bring out her inner beauty by showing her smiling. The artist wants us to view the the duchess as beautiful even though she is ugly on the outside. She would not have had this painting commissioned if she didn't want to showcase how she looked. d) The subject is named duchess Elizabeth Lovell. She suffers from what would now be known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, a syndrome in which you age faster that you can grow. Although she is only in her late 20's, she looks much older. Despite her infirmity, she is confident in her looks. She is different in Renaissance society, not only because she looks different, but also because she is royalty, and royalty is supposed to be the epitome of perfection. Even so, she hired an artist to paint her to show her confidence.
a) The artist probably based their painting off of a person, but other wise, he is made up of flowers and plants. He is wearing what looks like clothes of wheat. This may symbolize that the subject has a relation to agriculture. b) The background is plain black, probably to place attention on the subject in the foreground. c) The artist wants us to see that the subject is probably very connected to nature. Since the painting is called "Four Seasons in One Head", and I know that the seasons change, I can infer that maybe this person represents the natural change of seasons by being moody, or frequently changing his personality. d) The subject in the portrait is named Filipo Visconti. He was born into a farming family, grew up poor, and worked from a young age. After his father died, he inherited the farming land and business began to improve. He became rich enough to have his portrait commissioned when he was about 65 (pretty old for the time). He wanted the portrait to be painted in this style because he wanted to show his diversity in terms of personality as well as his connection with the land. What better way to do this than by using the four seasons?
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