In the lecture “Renaissance Art Part II” we traveled from Italy, the birthplace

In the lecture “Renaissance Art Part II” we traveled from Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance to the northern region of
Europe where the style and techniques were expressed quite differently. Watch the video on the Arnolfini Portrait from the
National Gallery in London and reference the work in your book to understand the iconography within the work. The work
remains a mystery and there are many interpretations, you can watch this additional video too for comparison then
answer the following questions:
What do art historians propose that the following items mean: fruit, broom, sandals, dog, mirror
What exactly is taking place within the image?
Who commissioned the work?
Why would a work like this be made?
What was the status and profession of the gentleman in the image?
What has been deciphered about the writing on the wall? What does it mean?
Do you have any ideas about what the image might mean that has not already been suggested?
What was one of the most interesting things about the work that you learned?

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