Jack Terhaar - renaissance gallery

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a. He is wearing red, color of wealthy b. The background items tell me that he is religious. he is sitting on a bench that looks like a pew. There is a scroll which means he could be educated. There are leaves which means he could like nature. He is important because he is an older person and very wealthy and educated. c. The subject wants to be respected. The scroll means he is educated and that is respected. He is also wearing red, color of wealth, which should be respected d. His name is Pablo, he is in the upper class and very wealthy. He is a priest. He is very kind and caring and he likes writing and reading. He also likes nature. He cares about his family and his neighbors.
a.He is wearing dull brown and black. This tells me he is not rich and a common, everyday, person. b.The background is all black which means he wants it to be focused on him. c. The artist wants the subject to be recognized as an everyday person. He does not want to stand out to his city or town. He is holding rosary beads which means he is religious. He is probably not important to his community. d. His name is Hans. He is from the lower class because he is wearing boring clothes like his life. He leads a lonely life because his expression is bland and constant. He likes church and God. That is all he cares about.
a. The clothing tells me that is very rich and has lots of power. I know because she is wearing gold, the color of wealth. She is also wearing beads and jewelry. b. The background tells me that she owns lots of land and is powerful. There are also castles which can describe how extravagant her house was. She is important because she is a duchess. c. The artist wants us to admire her and think how rich an powerful she is. The artist wants us to respect her. I see the beads and the gold clothes that mean she is wealthy. I see lots of land and castles that prove how much land she owns. d. Her name is Petronella and she is one of the most wealthy and respected people of her time. She belongs to the upper class and she is a duchess. She is bland and only cares about power.
a. The clothing tells me that he is not super rich but has some wealth. I know this because he has colorful clothing but not the colors of richness. b. The background is all black which means he wants him to the center of attention. He is important because he is somewhat wealthy and is not poor or disrespected. c. The artist wants us to think that the viewer is a normal person on the richer side of life. He is holding a ring which means he could be getting married soon. The artist wants us to feel that he would be somebody that is clever. I know this because he has a look like he is pondering everything about people and life. d. His name is George. He belong to the middle class and is about to be married. He is a merchant and makes lots of money from trading. He is clever and not really used to other people yet. He cares about the person he is going to marry and his customers that trade and buy from him.
a. His clothing tells me that he is very wealthy. He is wearing red and gold. He is also wearing jewelry and a fancy hat. b. The background is black which means he wants everybody to focus on him and that he is the center of attention. He is important because he is a king. c. The artist wants us to think that he is very powerful and rich. I know this because he is wearing red and gold, the color of royalty. He is also wearing very elaborate and beautiful jewels. d. His name is Charles and he belongs to the upper class. He is a king and he is very powerful. He is stern and focused on his job. He cares about his people, his power, and his country.
a. He is rich and powerful because he is wearing gold and red. b. That he is open to things and willing. He also loves animals, especially birds. He likes his house because he is pictured in a room that looks like a casement, which is a window. It might mean he likes looking out on to the city. c. The artist wants us to feel that he is powerful and very rich. He is wearing red and gold. The artist wants us to think that he is solitary because you can not see anybody else and his room is small. He might like exploring because the window is left open and he could stare out of it. d. His name is Leonardo and he belong to the upper class. He doesn't have a job but he likes to trade and explore. He is lonely and sad but he is determined to explore and meet new people. He cares about animals and himself.
a. She is wealthy but did not gain it herself. She is wearing gold. b. The background tells me that she loves her room. There is a bowl of fruit on her bed which means she likes fruit. The window is open which means that she could like light and being told things. She is holding a letter which means she is educated and knows how to read. The curtain is obscuring half of the room. That could mean that she doesn't like to share her feelings or thoughts. The items shows her personality and what she enjoys. c. The artist wanted us to know and think that she is a rich, educated girl. She is able to read and she wears gold which is the color of the wealthy. The artist also wanted know that she loves her room and her belongings. d. Her name is Patricia and she belongs to the middle class. She doesn't have a job because she is a child. She is a happy kid who likes reading. She cares about her family and her room.
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