Monday, January 6, 2020

Fra Angelico’s Coronation of the Virgin Art Use during...

The Renaissance was a movement that began in Italy with the purpose of reviving classical sources and breathing new life into them. Art specifically, would forever change, setting the stage for distinct and innovative art styles and ideas. Fra Angelico’s Coronation of the Virgin (Figure 1) and other forms of religious artwork from Renaissance Europe, although sometimes varying in interpretation, were created in order to bring social divisions together under the protection of the ecclesiastical hierarchy. Commissioned for the Church of San Domenico in Fiesole, the Coronation of the Virgin was both visually beautiful, and functional as a church altarpiece. The Dominicans hoped that through such art they would be able to display their†¦show more content†¦God, as represented in a beautiful artwork, gives them hope for a better world, allowing their mind to drift away from the problem at hand. Devotional art is giving them a new view on life, a different way of seeing the ir society. For those in power this would work perfectly because it would prevent disorder, thus shaping the world around them in a manner that would please them. Society and art have always gone hand in hand, and thus as society changed, so did the way art was seen and interpreted. As society changes overtime, art has and will continue to adapt to whatever circumstances arise. No matter how drastically the symbols of religion, or the representative imagery of the physical world changes, art will constantly be reinterpreted to instill the same emotion and stance on power that has been seen in the past. It does not matter the age nor the people of the era, art will always have the same power over us that it has had before. All that will change is who is using art and what they are using it for. There will always be those who harness the power of art, as there will be those that are subject to the affect in which that type of art will have on them. Since the dawn of society, religion and art have been intertwined with the purpose of conveying a message. Religious artwork allows individuals to come together under one cause and share a meaningful relationship with one another. For

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