Merode Triptych Analysis

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In the early 15th century, Robert Campin created a masterpiece called the Merode Triptych. It is a painting consisted of a center panel and two wing paintings hinged to the center panel. The painting is focused on telling a narrative. It is a small-scale devotional piece that is used for private devotion. This painting was created because the people had a rise in desire for more private devotion especially in the Northern Renaissance in the early 15th century. The left panel is the donor portrait, the right panel is joseph, and the center panel is the annunciation. This painting is an example of the Northern Renaissance mirror model art. The mirror model art shows what is actually being seen there and not what we have known to be there. The centerpiece is…show more content…
Also during the early Renaissance, Masaccio painted the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is a painting of Jesus Christ on the cross. The artist uses stage model to add more of a human centered view. Linear perspective was also used which is system for mapping out three-dimensional figures. The Holy Trinity is located in Florence, which indicates that the painting is an Italian Renaissance painting. It was painted in a since that it is almost sculptural like. Now talking about The Holy Trinity and the Annunciation painting together, they have so many differences that are very noticeable. As was mentioned before, The Holy Trinity was created in the Italian Renaissance and the Annunciation was created in the Northern Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance focus more on spacing and making the painting seem almost real for example the Holy Trinity. Everything is so evenly spaced out. Masaccio uses great geometric skills that gives his painting the balance and symmetry that the Italian Renaissance drives for. He also used linear perspective to perfectly even out his painting and to make everyone in the painting look like they have a three-dimensional

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