Caroline Xie- Renaissance Gallery

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a. The clothing on the subject of the portrait are relatively elaborate, showing that he had a relatively large mass of wealth, that even his hair was adorned well. The rich colors and opulent accessories indicate that he was someone with status in the community. b. The background does not say anything about the subject as a person, since the background is just a dark background. This may be because the subject wishes for the main focus to be on himself, rather than other things. c. The artists appears to want to make you sense an air of power and authority in the figure, since his body is opulently adorned, and his head is slightly tilted upward, and his focus is upwards, making the viewer almost feel inferior. d. The portrait is of Charles the Fifth. He was the holy Roman emperor. In the portrait, he appears to be more solemn, and calculating. Charles the Fifth liked to think clearly, and cared about being morally just.
a. The clothes that the subject is wearing suggests a more wealthy background, with the puffed sleeves, thick band necklace, and flamboyant hat. However, the colors are not especially vibrant, and seem to show modesty. b. In the background, it is just a dark wash of blue, which puts the attention on the character, which then puts more focus and the lightest part of the painting, his face. They might be an important figure because there is nothing excessive in the background, as if all they needed was a portrait. c. The artist wants the viewer to feel as if they are looking at someone important, since it puts more attention on the actual person, and his clothes seem to mark him as someone who can spend money and time on something opulent, like thick necklaces and frilly hats. d. The portrait is of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous. He was the elder son of John the Steadfast, and was relatively well-revered. Johann was a calm and relatively pragmatic person. He liked his father, and deeply tried to follow in his footsteps. He cared about what the people thought.
a. The clothes on the man are relatively simple, and seem to hint towards someone more scholarly. b. The background shows the sky, which hints at open-mindedness, which the mountains seem to hint at expanse and more grounded. c. The artist wants the viewer to feel interested in the person, since very little seems to be told about the person, although there is a background and accessories. d. The portrait is of Francesco delle Opere.He is the brother of Giovanni delle Corniole, famous master carver of precious stones and friend of Perugino. He appears to value learning, and seems to care about expanse of the mind.
a. In the self-portrait, Adrian Hanneman is wearing a black shirt, with frilly white cuffs emerging from the ends of the sleeves. This shows that his dedication goes into his artwork, rather than into his appearance. The simplicity of the clothes hint at a a more serious nature. b. In the background, there are very few items. There is only the chair Adriaen is sitting on, and the sculpture he is motioning towards. This shows a simplicity, where his art is the most important thing for Hanneman. c. The artist, wishes for the viewer to view himself as studious in art, and less of other things. It is clear, that Hanneman wishes for the viewer of the portrait to see the sculpture, and know that he is a sculptor. d. In the self-portrait, the man's name is Adriaen Hannemon. Adriaen was a dutch painter. Hanneman was relatively serious. He was interested in different arts, and cared about polishing his skills in art.
a. The subject is wearing relatively simple clothing, hints at someone more scholarly than lavish. The hat, is also much like a scholar's cap at the time, hinting at someone learned. b. The background is simple and light-colored, as if to draw more attention to the subject, who is wearing clothing that is more dark-colored. The expanse makes the subject appear open and learned. c. The way the subject was drawn, makes him appear more serious and scholarly, yet giving off an air of benevolence. d. This person was Ippolito l d'Este. He was a cardinal and statesman. d'Este was a calm and collected person. He cared about the arts, being a famous patron of the arts.
a. The clothes are relatively lavish, yet also rough, as if for someone who had fought. This indicates at someone who was a fighting/strong figure of high status. The clothes are relatively dull, as if to indicate seriousness. b. The background is a plain green, which brings more attention towards the figure's portrait, especially the face, which is one of the only paler shades in the portrait. c. The drawn, uptight face draws at discipline and solemness. At the same time, the clothes and the way he carries himself seems to add an air of authority, as if he knew he was someone important. d. This person was Johann the Steadfast, the Elector of Saxony. He was succeeded by his son Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous. He was known to be just. The cared about his new-found religion, as a Protestant.
a. The clothes tell of someone who is relatively well off. It is not particularly furnished with abundant accessories, yet it still has certain features showing wealth, like a fur collar around his jacket, and the ring on his finger. At the same time, it also shows a certain level of professionalism. b. The background shows business papers, showing his dedication to his work. In this way, it's almost like an advertisement to do trade with him. c. He seems to hold an air of seriousness, and seems relatively immersed in his work. It seems to make the viewer feel as if this is someone who cares about what they do. d. The man's name is Bill and he is a merchant. His work is important to him, and he cares about honesty, particularly in his clients.
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