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I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.
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Art History Class 5 / Kunstgeschiedenis Les 5The 5th Art History lesson was about gothic sculptures and paintings. A very interesting subject to me since I learned quite a lot about symbolism on paintings, like the meaning of certain objects that can be seen on a painting, or how to recognise who the depicted person is by his/her attributes or appearance.
We learned about what we Dutch-speaking people call De Vlaamse Primitieven (The Flemish Primitives). It turned out I had already seen an important example of that in Ghent; 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb' by Jan van Eyck, that can be seen in the Saint Bavo Cathedral. I have planned a visit to the Groeningemuseum in Bruges soon that has an exhibition on 'De Vlaamse Primitieven' at the moment. So, to be continued...!
We also got a short explanation on what was going on in the Italian painting-scene at that time, but there wasn't a lot of time to go into that.
Even though art history is a part of my cultural studies, the focus is mostly on the period after 1500, so my art history class on the Middle Ages (that had nothing to do with my university-studies) will probably prove to have been a nice preparation for learning about later periods. I have definately learned a lot of interesting things and visiting a church or a museum with medieval art will be even more interesting than before. The things I have learned have added a whole new layer to the historical knowledge I already had about this period. It was definitely worth my time and money!
De 5e les kunstgeschiedenis ging over gotische beeldhouwwerken en schilderijen. Een erg interessant onderwerp voor me aangezien ik flink wat leerde over symboliek op schilderijen, zoals de betekenis van bepaalde voorwerpen die worden afgebeeld op een schilderij, en hoe te afgebeldde persoon te herkennen aan zijn/haar attributen of uiterlijk.
Geplaatst op 07-01-2011.