The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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This paper discusses how the special exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art serve an important role in the storytelling of social, political and art history. In particular, it looks at how the special Renaissance exhibition tells a fascinating story of religious and intellectual enlightenment, and provides patrons with a glimpse of Renaissance tastes, fashions, standards of living and way of life. It examines how the artwork of Fra Angelico and the special exhibit on Renaissance tapestries provide a great deal of knowledge and insight on Renaissance artist influence in religion, society and affluent tastes.
From the Paper:"Angelico's famous pieces The Nativity and The Virgin of Humility are displayed at this exhibit. The works are very powerful, using bright colors to emphasize the birth of Jesus, angels rejoicing from above, and the Virgin Mary cradling Jesus. The pieces individually show Angelico's devotion to the Catholic Church, with symbolism fairly common within the paintings. However the paintings also portray to the viewer the saintly respect provided to the acquaintances of Jesus, especially the mother Virgin Mary. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Kanter, Laurence B. Fran Angelico at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (2005, November 16). About.Com. Retrieved December 14, 2006. <http://arthistory.about.com/library/weekly/sp/bl_fraangelico_rev.htm>
- Fran Angelico: The View from Within. (2005). Culture Kiosque. Retreived December 13, 2006. http://www.culturekiosque.com/art/exhibiti/fra_angelico.html
- Tapestry and the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence. (2006, December 13). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId=%7B694886CD-280A-11D5-93F2-00902786BF44%7D
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2008, February 25) Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art-101347/
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