Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Light and Saint Luke
The word- depiction St. Luke by Master Theodoric was multi-colou blushful 1360-1364 and is paint and gold on panel. The size of the piece is 115 x 94 cm. St. Luke is located in the devoted Cross Chapel, Karlstejn Castle, near Prague. One of the most intriguing lots of this painting is above revere Lukes dear shoulder is a suntan colored miniature ox. Although the ox is a type of perfection Luke, when I see this piece the miniature ox tip overs the impression to be an alarming figure in the painting. This may not be the focal percent progress range of this artwork however this small part is the first object that I noticed.What makes this painting unique and is two parts of the painting spill over onto the golden frame. Perhaps the most noticeable part of this painting is Saint Lukes piercing gaze. I believe this to be the focal point of the painting. His large gray eyes seem to looking to the flop, not right at the viewer, his st ar is s lowerly eerie. He is an older man the signs of age can be seen on his forehead and the graying in his facial hair. Saint Lukes beard is long, like you would expect of the time.It is very wavy and seems to spiral in places. His head seems to be large which during the time this piece was multicolor was a common style toward the end of that century was. Saint Luke is wearing a vibrant patrician robe like the types you would see in religious art whole caboodle. The detail in the color of his robe stands step forward. For instance, darker shades were employ in parts of the folds of the material. The fainter parts are the outside, it gives the illusion that thither may be a light facing the painting and the light is reflecting off his robe.Another important detail is in front of his mall is a cross painted in the lighter shade of blue of the robe. The placement of the cross is situated over his heart. Under the cross his mickle is extend out of the robe. His hand has long boney fingers with blue veins on the t op of his hand. It doesnt give the impression of someone that is elderly because it lacks wrinkles, broadly appears as it is someone who is frail. In his left hand is a thick(p) book that has a red cover and white sheets of paper.The book looks as though it may be a bible. The book is open to the midway of the book facing out the pages of the book are blank. In the pep pill left corner of the painting is the miniature ox which is a symbol of Saint Luke. The ox seems to be breaking through and through the wall basis Saint Luke and resting on his right shoulder. Behind the ox is a brilliant blue sky with white clouds. The ox is a dark beige color, a very earthy tone. His right profile is the only part of his face that you can see his eye is a deep red color.On top of his head are his horns which are a light brown at the base and gradually take a darker shade, they are black at the tips of his horns. At the base his hair is curly and the aforementioned(prenominal) shade as his b ody. On his back are odd order move that are multiple shades of light and dark pinks. The forge is wavy with the small feathers. They are not the normal shape of wings that you are customary of seeing. The background looks to be a wall that is painted gold in a geometric pattern. The pattern is very detailed, on that point appears to be flowers in the shapes.Behind Saint Lukes head thither appears to be a halo painted in the same sheer(a) gold color. The designs behind Saint Luke are the same design carried over to the frame giving the appearance of the painting being three dimensional. On the frame at the top where the miniature ox is coming through the wall behind Saint Luke, the blue sky is paint is lapping on the frame. This also occurs on the right side of the frame, the top right corner of the open book is painted onto the frame also. At the freighter of the frame there is an oval cut out.Within the cut out there is another cutout possibly meant to hold some sort of obj ect, it looks to be empty. The style in which this artwork was painted to me says good and evil. The miniature ox to me looks like a goat due to the size and I take a shit never heard of a miniature ox. The red eye and the horns give the impression that he represents the devil. Saint Luke to me symbolizes holy and spiritual. I am ambiguous the meaning and purpose of the open book with the blank pages. Religious works of art such as paintings, sculptures, and architectures can be interpreted many another(prenominal) ways by many different people.