Comparison of Western and Chinese painting. Time Western Chinese
5th to 15th century AD
15th to 16th century Late 19th cen
tury to early 20th century
Which do you to 20th century think has a greater change? today
Match the words in Column A with those in Column B.
e. religious f. traditional
1. accurate, minute 2. state or fact of existing 3. being in thought but having a physical or practical existence 4. lifelike, true to life 5. classical, of old beliefs 6. sincere to believe in a god or gods
Why do western paintings have a greater change? Now we’d like to learn something about the history of western painting. First please write the words according to their explanations.
allery 1. g______ 2. 3. 4. 5. 1.a place where many pictures or paintings are on display ymbol s_______ 2.a person, a thing, etc that stand for a more general quality or situation ocus f_______ 3.to give attention, effect to a particular thing, ossession p_________ situation or person rather than another idiculous r_________ 4.something one owns; wealth 5.very funny, silly or unreasonable ontroversial c_________ 6.causing discussion and disagreement onvince c_________ 7.to make sb believe that something is true 8.foretell; to say something will happen in the redict p_________ future
Scanning: Part One An Introduction to the History of Western Painting Go through the part and answer the following questions: What influences art? The way of life and beliefs of the people. Why has Chinese art changed less? Because China has followed a similar way of life for a very long time. Why can’t the text describe all the styles of western art? Because there are too many different styles.
Part Two The Middle Ages(5th to 15th century AD) Read the part carefully and fill in the blanks: In the periodof the Middle Ages, artist showed much ____ interest in showing respect and love for God ____ instead ______ of ___ showing nature and people as they really were. filled And paintings from this period are _____ with religious symbols However things had begun to _______. _______, change by the 13th century when some painters, for example Giotto di Bondone createda more ____ _____ _____ painting realistic style of ______ religious scenes.
Giotto di Bondone (1267 - 1337). Florentine painter and architect. He was recognized as the first genius of art in the Italian Renaissance. Giotto lived and Now let’s know Giotto di Bondone and worked at paintings and some other one of hisa time when people’s minds and talents were time. paintings at thatfirst being freed from the shackles of medieval restraint. He dealt largely in the traditional religious subjects, but he gave these subjects an earthly, full-blooded life and force.
Giotto di Bondone 乔托· 邦多纳 迪·
Part Three The Renaissance (15th to 16th century) Reading the part and deal with the following problems
…took the place of…, became focused more on... Rich people…collect art for…, paid… to paint…themselves, houses, possessions, activities, achievements …returned to…, tried to paint …as ….
Fill in the blanks in ________. Painters thendiscovered how to draw things ___perspective ________ the first to And Masaccio was ___ ___ __use perspective in his paintings. were first _____ When his paintings ____ ____ seen , peoplewere convinced ____ _______ of Had _____ their reality. ____ the rulers of perspective not been discovered, people wouldn’t have been able to paint such realistic pictures. And oil paints’ development _________ made colors look richer and deeper.
Masaccio(1401-1427), the first great painter of Now let’s know Masaccio and his the Italian Renaissance, paintings, another two painters whose innovations in at that time Leonardoof scientific and the use da Vinci perspective inaugurated Raffaello Sanzio and their most the modern era other famous paintings and somein painting. paintings at that time.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520) 拉斐尔
The School of Athens
industrial, …inventions… In life Changes ..moved from country to city …led to changes…,…broke away from Three aspects …impressionists…in Paris. …paint In art outdoors, … to show…fell…at different times…, because…change…, had to … Feature …not as detailed as… …hated…became angry…, …said… Criticism careless…ridiculous.
Part Four Impressionism (late 19th to early 20th century) Deal with the following problems: Changed …from agricultural to In society
Let’s appreciate some paintings of that times
莫瑞桥--阿尔弗莱德· 西斯莱 蓬图瓦兹. 埃尔米塔日的坡地 --卡米耶· 毕沙罗
Work in pairs: Does the change of art have any influence on people’s daily life? What style of art do you like best?
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