Music in the Dark Ages

This is my page for AP World Lit focusing on Renaissance artwork between the years 1300-1650s. I chose to focus on music related pieces whether it be an instrument piece or a vocal display of art! Enjoy :)

I have ordered the paintings and drawings in chronological order of the year they were created. I started with the pencil drawings because I assumed they were drawn in pencil because of the time they were created which is presumably earlier than the rest.

All information is form Wikipedia.

Artist: James Ward Title: Mr. James Derby Playing the Violin Museum: Yale Center for British Art 1) The Renaissance techniques in this piece are not expressed much due to the unfinished quality and technique. Very old and not much information on it. 2) James Ward's single and greatest influence for being a painter came from his brother in law George Morland. 3) This piece portrays a man with sorrow in his face, while he plays a beautiful instrument. He looks like a peasant playing to live.
Artist: Jerome Myers Title: Street Singer Museum: The Phillips Collection 1) The Renaissance techniques in this piece are not expressed much due to the unfinished quality and technique. Very old and not much information on it. 2) Jerome Myers was a very educated artist but meant most of his time on the New York streets drawing and painting on the huge canvas that was the world around him! 3) This piece is also very old and drawn in very little detail and not in color. It showcases peasants singing in the streets in somewhat of a choir with a man directing in the front.
Artist: Sandro Botticelli Title: Mary and the Child Singing Angels Museum: Gemaldegaleric, Staatliche Museem zu Berlin 1) Certain Renaissance techniques found in this painting in the perception of real life activity and humans in contact with one another and not fictional stories that are told. 2) Started an interest as an artist when he was 14 working under an artist as his apprentice. 3) This picture has light a color and shows Mary holding her son Jesus, the savior of the world with the angels of Heaven singing around them both. It shows peace and beauty that is found in this little baby and the huge impact he made on the world.
Artist: Callisto Plazza Title: Musical Group Museum: Philadelphia Museum of Art 1) The renaissance view of this picture captures symbolism of the characters and the compassion for the music they are playing is there in their eyes. 2) Piazza
Artist: Rosso Florentino Title: Musical Angel Museum: Uffizi Gallery
Artist: Diego Velazquez Title: The Three Musicians Museum: Gemaldegaleric, Staatliche Museem zu Berlin
Artist: Frans Hals Title: Singing Boy with Flute Museum: Gemaldegaleric, Staatliche Museem zu Berlin
Artist: Dirck Van Baburen and Hendrick Ter Brugghen Title: Man with a Flute Museum: Skokloster Castle
Artist: Jan van Bijiert Title: Girl with a Flute Museum: Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artist: Comelis van Poelenburgh Title: The Musical Contest between Apollo and Mars Museum: Hallwyl Museum
Artist: Evaristo Baschenis Title: Still life with Musical Instruments, Books and Sculptures Museum: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Artist: Johannes Vermeer Title: 'The Love Letter' Museum: Rijks Museum
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