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What might have happened moments before..Narrative WindowAim of the project

To produce a short video (drama) sketch based on the story and dialogue in the moments leading up to the chosen Painting. Step by Step.Selected works

The Last Supper Leonardo da VinciOath of the Horatii- Jacque Louis DavidSupper at Emmaus- CarravaggioLeonardo da Vinci -1452 -1519 High RenaissanceRenaissance - a cultural movement which began in Italy .Scholars of the time became interested in how the world works, the art of the time became more realistic concentrating on nature, real settings and perspective. The Last Supper- The final meal that Jesus shares with his Disciples before he is crucified on the cross. Leonardo chooses the moment that Jesus tells them one of them will betray him.

a closer look at the painting

Repeatedly references the number three apostles sit in threesthree windows behind themthe three points of Jesuss triangular formperhaps a reference to the holy trinityFrom the left- Bart, James and Andrew look on in surpriseJudas, Peter and John are next, Judas carries a money bag and has his arm on the table, Peter yields a knife and points it away from Jesus perhaps to foretell the aggression that is to happen in the garden of Gethsemene, Young John swoons in shock. After Jesus is Thomas (upset), James (stunned with arms in air) and Philip (questioning) Final grouping is Matthew, Jude who turn to Simon in discussion. All diners are seated on one side of the tableto avoid excluding the viewerJesus himself is in the position of vanishing point, all lines, angles and lighting point to him

Annunciation- refers to the moment Mary hears that she will become the Mother of God,a formal arrangement with the Virgin shown reading and sitting to the rightAngel approaches to the left holding a Lily to represent Purityan early work by Leonardoshowing attempts at Perspective.Mona Lisa- La Gioconda, commissioned to cleebrate the birth of the second son of Lisa and Francesco del Giocondapopular renaissance pyramid formatarm rest and arm separates us from the sitterambiguous mood is enhanced by sfumato (blurred outlines around the eyes and mouth) First work to place sitter in imaginary setting outside an open loggia or balconyaerial perspective used-fading outseries of curved lines move back and forth on sleeve, backround scene and hair.Virgin on the Rocks- legendary meeting between baby Jesus and John the baptist on the Flight into Egypt. Mary leads John to Jesus who is seated with Angel Urieltypical eerie beauty of Leonardos workscene is in enchanting landscape with rock caverns and water pools a quick look at other worksThe Oath of the Horatii :

Jacques-Louis David:1748- 1825.

Neo Classical Art- a movement which looks to the ancient art of Greece and Rome for its inspiration. The high ideals of classical art became the cornerstone of a new truth in art which looked to to uncover a sense of moral integrity. It can be described as highly heroic, courageous and serious. Colours were at times sombre to imply high morals and self sacrifice. This work is set in 699BC, a time when Rome was at war with Alba it depicts three members of the Roman Horatii family, (left) who were chosen by their father(centre) to duel against three members of the Curiatii family from Alba. The women on the right are either sisters or are married to the men on either side of the duel. The men show no emotion while the women are overcome with sadness. Although painted before the Revolution it became a symbol of loyalty to the French King and State.

Theme refers to an episode in the early history of Rome in which an early generation of Roman men abducted the women of the neighboring Sabine families . A battle ensues between themthis painting depicts the end of the story where the women intervene attempting to reconcile the warring partiesperhaps a plea for his people to unite after the bloodshed of the French Revolution

Awarded the Prix de Rome in 1774 earning a four year scholarship... On returning to France he became the official painter of the French Revolution. Became court painter to Napoleon Bonaparte.Iconic image of the French Revolutionthe assassination of journalist and polititian Jean Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday a French Revolutionary figure. Davids work strives for grandeur and truth. Other works by Jacques Louis David The Intervention of the Sabine WomenDeath of MaratNapoleon Bonaparte Caravaggio 1571 - 1610

Supper At Emmaus

Baroque- usually displays dynamic emotion. It can also show very high levels of detail in the rendering of cloth or skin This painting shows a common religious themethe moment when the resurrected Jesus reveals himself to disciples Luke and Cleophasthey respond in disbelief Luke wears a scallopshell a sign of pilgrim figures are lifesize and dramatic in their presenceshows the recurring theme of the everyday event being interrupted by the awe inspiring happening.Achieves a heightened sense of realism that attempts to observe the human being in both a physical and emotional way. Creates intense drama and effect with dramatic use of lighting.

.a closer look at the painting.a quick look at some other Carravaggio works

The animated moment when Judas points out who Jesus is in the garden of Gethsemene shows seven figure- Jesus, St John, Judas and four soldiersdisplays added deptha painter of dramatic chiaroscuro developing tenebrismThe dramatic scene where Judith kills Holofernes (the Assyrian general) to save her peoplescene is set on a shallow stage theatrically lit in true Carravaggian style a common theme of violent struggle, torture and deathJudith beheading HolofernesThe Taking of ChristIncredulity of St. Thomas Shows the length that Thomas must go to to accept that Jesus has risen from the dead.. It is a drama of disbeliefCarravaggio is known for intense Psychological Realism or Naturalismalways aimed to paint as the eye sees it with all flaws and defectsThis Project was done with a Transition Year Class Group- Stages of development were.It is hoped that.By looking at the story behind the work the Students gain a thorough understanding of the art piece.Imagining the dialogue or story pre-ceeding the painting is a good way of remembering the story.Looking at the artists other works the students get a better understanding of the artist chosen themes and style.Active learning is inclusive to all abilities in the class.The students have developed a new appreciation of Art History.The experience is enjoyable and engages all of the students.