|Art History Museum paper
As a student of art history, going to a museum is the only way to fully experience a work of art. By only looking at a painting or sculpture in a book or on a slide, you cannot fully experience the work of art. By going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was able to look at paintings that dated from centuries old, to recent times.
Bruges, The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve, 15th Century, Tempera on wood
The Proto-Renaissance alter piece, The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve was done by the artist Bruges. This piece is very typical of its time period. The title alone, summarizes what art was in this period, religious. The painting itself is not proportionate, has no vanishing point, and the saints have a globe-like halo. All the faces look the same, if you walked down the street, you would not be able to pick out an individual model for this painting, because there probably was no modeling done.
Raphael, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Sain...