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#1 How Artists Represent Visual Information

monocular depth cues, placement, size proportions

Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Infant Hercules (one of the set of 13 prints)
engraving on paper
3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in. (9.4 x 6.8 cm);22 3/16 x 18 3/16 in. (56.2 x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Labors of Hercules: Cerberus (one of the set of 13 p
engraving on paper
3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in. (9.4 x 6.8 cm);22 3/16 x 18 3/16 in. (56.2 x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Pillars of Hercules (one of the set of 13 prints)
engraving on paper
3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in. (9.4 x 6.8 cm);22 3/16 x 18 3/16 in. (56.2 x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Lernean Hydra (one of the set of 13 prints)
engraving on paper
3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in. (9.4 x 6.8 cm);22 3/16 x 18 3/16 in. (56.2 x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
This impressively large engraving depicts the muscular back of a marble statue of a man. The figure leans upon a club draped with a lion skin and holds three apples in his right hand behind his back. Two men look up at the statue from the lower right corner of the print.
Hendrick Goltzius
The Farnese Hercules
engraving on medium weight laid paper
16 7/16 in x 11 ⅝ in (41.75 cm x 29.53 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm);16 7/16 in x 11 ⅝ in (41.75 cm x 29.53 cm);15 15/16 in x 11 ½ in (40.48 cm x 29.21 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This engraving reproduces a colossal marble sculpture of Hercules leaning upon his club, which is draped with a lion skin. Bos carefully records the powerful musculature of the figure and sets the statue within a niche.
Jacob Bos
The Farnese Hercules
engraving on laid paper
18 ⅛ in x 12 ⅝ in (46.04 cm x 32.07 cm);18 ⅛ in x 12 ⅝ in (46.04 cm x 32.07 cm);17 11/16 in x 11 15/16 in (44.93 cm x 30.32 cm);17 11/16 in x 11 15/16 in (44.93 cm x 30.32 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm)
Given in memory of Dr. & Mrs. Milton J. Goodfriend
Italian
Historiated Initial 'O' with St. John the Baptist
Ink, tempera, and gold on parchment
7 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (18.6 x 20.8 cm);19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in. (49.05 x 36.35 cm);9 9/16 x 12 in. (24.2 x 30.4 cm);7 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (18.6 x 20.8 cm)
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
A double-sided illuminated manuscript leaf with three columns of text in gold leaf,&nbsp;red, and blue French blackletter script encased by a floriated border. There are two&nbsp;small miniatures, one on either side of the leaf, framed in arched compartments.<br />
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The illustrated compartment on the recto features a seated man wearing a long blue&nbsp;tunic and red cap seated at a table in an interior marked by a stone fireplace. A&nbsp;smaller servant boy dressed in a long tunic presents the man with a platter. The&nbsp;compartment on the verso contains a landscape with a winding river where a man&nbsp;kneels, dressed in pants and a tunic shirt, and draws water into copper jugs.
French
Calendar Leaf (January) from a Book of Hours
ink, tempera, and gold leaf on parchment
10 ¼ in x 9 ¼ in (26.04 cm x 23.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen
Artist Unknown
Biblical scene
pencil and wash
5 9/16 x 6 1/2 in. (14 x 16.5 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Hans Baldung Grien
Madonna and Child on a Grassy Bench
woodcut on paper
9 3/8 x 6 5/16 in. (23.7 x 16 cm);9 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (23.66 x 16.04 cm);19 x 14 in. (48.26 x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
The majestic figure of the Virgin with the infant Christ on her lap sits enthroned in the center of this painted panel. Her elaborate throne rests upon a dais and is enclosed on three sides by panels bristling with Gothic ornament. Two bishop saints holding croziers stand at the foot of the dais accompanied by two other saints who stand behind them, while fourteen angels crowd the background.
Jacopo del Casentino
Enthroned Madonna and Child with angels and Saints Louis of Toulouse, Zenobius, John the Evangelist, and John the Baptist
tempera and gold on panel
25 ½ in x 15 ¼ in x ⅞ in (64.77 cm x 38.74 cm x 2.22 cm);25 ½ in x 15 ¼ in x ⅞ in (64.77 cm x 38.74 cm x 2.22 cm)
Museum Purchase
This rectangular panel depicts four sacred figures rendered in dark hues with passages of vibrant red against a gold background. The upper edge of the gilded frame bears the prayer known as the &quot;Hail Mary&quot; (&quot;Ave Maria Gratia Plena Domin[us tecum]&quot;).
Umbrian; Italian
Madonna and Child with St. Thomas Aquinas and a Bishop Saint
tempera and gold on panel
29 x 20 13/16 x 2 11/16 in. (73.66 x 52.71 x 6.67 cm);29 x 20 13/16 x 2 11/16 in. (73.66 x 52.71 x 6.67 cm)
Gift of Alice Berle Crawford


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