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    The harmonious integration of the figures in an architectural frame established this monument as the model for sepulchral monuments for the remainder of the century. The tomb's format recalls the triumphal arch, a fitting motif for a Christian humanist. However, its message is the triumph not so much of salvation as of the individual and his everlasting fame, in this case as a prosperous merchant and politician, with an illustrious pedigree.. This is stressed by the crowning element, Bruni's coat-of-arms.
    This cultural shift which occupied about two decades was to hook on to the mimetic tradition had originated in ancient Greece. It was perfected during the next century and found prominence again during the Renaissance and again during the nineteenth-century. But then, for modern artists, this old standard was too limiting and did not reflect the way that life was now being experienced. Freud and Einstein had radically changed perception of reality. Freud had asked us to look inwardly into a personal world that had previously been repressed, and Einstein taught us that relativity was everything. And, thus, new artistic forms had to be found that expressed this new culture of subjectivity. Artists countered with works that were so personal that they distorted the natural appearance of things and with reason. Each individual work begged to be judged as a self-sufficient unit which obeyed its own internal laws and its own internal logic, thereby attaining its own individual character.
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    The sessions will generally include the study of a text along with some other activity. The topics will be chosen by the schools and will be run “primarily” by the school staff – wording critics view as an opening for the involvement of outside groups.
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    The harmonious integration of the figures in an architectural frame established this monument as the model for sepulchral monuments for the remainder of the century. The tomb's format recalls the triumphal arch, a fitting motif for a Christian humanist. However, its message is the triumph not so much of salvation as of the individual and his everlasting fame, in this case as a prosperous merchant and politician, with an illustrious pedigree.. This is stressed by the crowning element, Bruni's coat-of-arms.
    This cultural shift which occupied about two decades was to hook on to the mimetic tradition had originated in ancient Greece. It was perfected during the next century and found prominence again during the Renaissance and again during the nineteenth-century. But then, for modern artists, this old standard was too limiting and did not reflect the way that life was now being experienced. Freud and Einstein had radically changed perception of reality. Freud had asked us to look inwardly into a personal world that had previously been repressed, and Einstein taught us that relativity was everything. And, thus, new artistic forms had to be found that expressed this new culture of subjectivity. Artists countered with works that were so personal that they distorted the natural appearance of things and with reason. Each individual work begged to be judged as a self-sufficient unit which obeyed its own internal laws and its own internal logic, thereby attaining its own individual character.
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    At the sides, only four of the five compartments of each pillar are painted: the 1990s restoration did not find any trace of paint in the upper ones, so it is likely that they have been empty since the work's execution.
    The Annunciation depicts a sitting Madonna, with an angel arriving from the left to stop her reading (a hint to the Holy Books). She looks at God, who is portrayed in the middle arch, surrounded by seraphims, and who sends her the dove of the Holy Ghost.
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    Donatello, born Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, was an outstanding Florentine artist whose work helped to define the cultural art of the early Italian Renaissance. Donatello's Annunciation was created for the Cavalcanti family's altar in Santa Croce. The work is richly decorated with painterly gilding on stone, emphasizing the Virgin Mary's 'grace and humility.'
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    Bernardo Rossellino, his younger brother Antonio and a friend, Desiderio were born in Settignano, a hill town outside Florence famous for its quarries and stonecutters: . The most important sculptural commission of Bernardo Rossellino was the tomb of Leonardo Bruni in Santa Croce, created about ten years after Donatello's Annunciation. The humanist chancellor of Florence, who died in 1444, had requested a simple tomb slab. Although the monument is undocumented, a contemporary description of the funeral clarifies much of the iconography. The effigy of this quintessential Renaissance man lies in state as in his funeral. He holds his book (History of the Florentine People) and wears a laurel crown.
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    The harmonious integration of the figures in an architectural frame established this monument as the model for sepulchral monuments for the remainder of the century. The tomb's format recalls the triumphal arch, a fitting motif for a Christian humanist. However, its message is the triumph not so much of salvation as of the individual and his everlasting fame, in this case as a prosperous merchant and politician, with an illustrious pedigree.. This is stressed by the crowning element, Bruni's coat-of-arms.
    The Bartolini Salimbeni Annunciation (Italian: Annunciazione Bartolini Salimbeni) is a painting by the Italian Gothic painter Lorenzo Monaco, completed just before his death (1420-1424) and housed in the Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel of the church of Santa Trinita, Florence.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolini_Salimbeni_Annunciation
    The panel is intermediate between a medieval polyptych and a Renaissance altarpiece. It is generally described as the first work in which the subject has a direct relationship with the surrounding architecture. Another innovation is the small side pillars with saints, later used also by Masaccio and Fra Angelico.

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