What is style?
- Period Style: Characteristic of a certain time/place
- Regional Style: Origin
- Personal Style: Artists/Architects
What were the artists’ intentions?
Someone is paying for the art. Question is… why.
A cathedral has to have a bishop. A city has only one
Iconography: Speaks to content and symbols in the art. What it means, a quick reminder, small picture of the bigger one.
What characterizes it?
Personifications. Stories behind the art, the mask, a dream within a dream.
Something that is intangible
Narrative art: for teaching
Questions to ask about the art: Where is it? How long has it been there?
All questions are just as important. You just have to ask them in the right order.
Where was it? Ask this first, its the most important.
Imitation. People imitating Jesus. People painted to imitate Jesus.