Art Appreciation semester final essay

Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Painting, Jesus Pages: 3 (1006 words) Published: March 10, 2014
Compare and Contrast Essay
In this essay you will be comparing and contrasting two different types of paintings. The same subject matter but different ideas of the same subject. I will be writing about The Last Supper, which was painted by Giampietrino, after Leonardo da Vinci. He used oil on canvas while painting the piece of art. The year that Giampietrino painted this picture was in 1520. Another work of art that I will be writing about will be The Last supper by Francesco Fontebasso. He painted this picture in 1762 using oil on canvas. As you can see from both types of arts, that they were both painted on oil on canvas and both have the same subject matter which is the last supper that Jesus Christ had. To both of these painting’s in person, you can go to the Royal academy of Arts in London to see the Giampietrino piece and Fontebasso’s piece is found in Museum Fund of the State Hermitage in St Petersburg. One of the things about Fontebasso’s Last supper is that he uses linear perspective and uses space in sense of it being deep. When you look at this picture you feel like you’re a little far away but in the same room watching and listening to them talk. Yet, when you look at Giampietrino’s redemption of The Last Supper you can see the perspective angle that is creating linear perspective. On Giampietrino’s piece of art, you feel like you’re standing right on the other side of the table partaking in the chatter. The more you stare at these two pictures you can see that they use an eye level angel which is set on a diagonal. The viewer feels like they are standing in the same room as them listening to them discuss and chatter. On the Fontebasso art piece the color scheme has a lot of cool color scheme. The painter decided to do it this way to where you can calmly look at everyone and feel at peace. You can tell that something serious is going on. The color scheme defiantly helps guide the viewer look at the picture and doesn’t mislead the viewer from...
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