Monday, April 6, 2020
art Essays (225 words) - Jesus In Art, Christian Art, Madonna
Giotto was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. Madonna Enthroned is an oil painting on tempera on panel painted by Giotto in 13 century. It is a medium sized painting at 325x204 cm. The earliest consistent representations of Mother and Child were developed in the Eastern Empire, where an iconoclastic strain in culture that rejected physical representations as idols. The values of the current time period from them till now are not much different between Christian moms and children. The content or meaning created by the relationship between form and subject matter is clearly Christian. The child on her lap in this painting has a bold face stare just as the mom does. Showing how serious and disciplined it was in those times between mother and child. The prophets in the painting are surrounding the mother and child and looking up at the two prophets holding crowns. They seem to almost be looking up in prayer. There are two angels kneeling at the bottom of the throne. The angels show how holy and sacred the mother and child are together. The angels are protecting and watching over. I see equality in this painting and I also see prestige and honor.