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  • 1. Baroque Art

2. Baroque Art 1600-1750

  • Begins in Rome
  • -Renaissance artists did everything perfectly, so it was a time to change
  • -Reaction to Mannerism

3. 4. Baroque Art 1600-1750

  • Begins in Rome
  • -Renaissance artists did everything perfectly, so it was a time to change
  • -Reaction to Mannerism
  • 2. Every country that develops it, adds its own spin
  • 3. Most common element = Use of light to achieve maximum emotional impact.

5. Baroque Art 1600-1750

  • Begins in Rome
  • -Renaissance artists did everything perfectly, so it was a time to change
  • -Reaction to Mannerism
  • 2. Every country that develops it, adds its own spin
  • 3. Most common element = Use of light to achieve maximum emotional impact.
  • 4. Patrons = wealthy & burghers looking for home improvements for living rooms
  • 5.Emphasis on emotion + dynamism rather than rationality + stasis

6. Baroque Art 1600-1750

  • Two distinct schools of Baroque Art:
  • Catholic Countries : Italy, Flanders(Flemish),Spain, France
  • Protestant Countries : England & Holland(Dutch)

7. Baroque Art 1600-1750 Catholic Countries : Italy, Flanders(Flemish),Spain, FranceCommon Traits that reflect the values of the time : -Gigantic religious works to display their faiths triumph and to over-whelm and attract new worshippers. -Massive displays of wealth by absolute monarchs to enchant and impress visitors. 8. Baroque Art 1600-1750 Catholic Countries : Italy, Flanders(Flemish),Spain, FranceWhat to look for : -Use of light harsh light from single source to concentrate your eye(chiaroscuro but for focal point). -Saints and miracles looking like ordinary people and events -dynamic explosion of energy images captured at height of action -VERY fat female nudes -portraits posed to show refinement but looked real 9. Caravaggio ItalianConversion of St. Paul 10. Caravaggio ItalianThe Supper at Emmaus 11. Bernini ItalianDavid 12. David 13. The Ecstasy of St. Theresa Bernini Italian 14. This supreme example of Baroque art was the first masterpiece that the twenty-six year old genius, Gianlorenzo Bernini made for St. Peter's Basilica. It is impossible not to admire this fantastic, sumptuous bronze canopy supported by four spiral columns, richly decorated with gold, as it majestically rises upward. It is the largest known bronze artwork. He sent most of his life working on St. Peters CathedralBaldachin of St. Peters Cathedral Bernini Italian 15. Rubens Flemish The Descent from the Cross 16. TheHippopotamusHunt Rubens Flemish 17. Marie Arrives at Marseilles Rubens Flemish 18. The Three Graces Rubens Flemish 19. Van Dyck Flemish Charles I at the Hunt 20. Count of OssunaVan Dyck Flemish 21. 22. Velazquez Spanish Portrait of Pope Innocent X 23. Velazquez Spanish Las Meninas This painting was voted in 1985 as the greatest work of art by a human being. 24. In the seventeenth century, France was the most powerful country in the world and Louis XIV tapped the finest talents to glorify his monarchy.France replaced Rome as the center of European art (a distinction it held until WWII) even though its art was modeled on Roman relics Poussin was the most famous French artist.Painted antiquity French Baroque art is oftenreferred to as Classicism because it was copied sooften during the next 200 years. 25. Poussin French Burial of Phocion 26. Poussin French Autumn orThe Grapes brought from the Promised Land. 27. The classic example of Baroque art/style 28. Baroque Art 1600-1750 Protestant Countries : Holland(Dutch)& EnglandCommon Traits that reflect the values of the time : -Still lifes -Landscapes -Portraits -Very little to no religious imagery 29. 30. Ruisdael Dutch The Sunbeam 31. Ruisdael Dutch The Sunbeam 32. Hals Dutch The Jolly Toper Jester with a Lute 33. Hals Dutch The Laughing Cavalier 34. Rembrandt Dutch 35. Rembrandt Dutch Night Watch 36. Rembrandt Dutch The Masters of the Cloth Guild 37. Vermeer Dutch The Geographer 38. Vermeer Dutch The Milkmaid 39. Girl with a Pearl Earring Vermeer Dutch 40. Vermeer Dutch The Artists Studio 41. Hogarth English Breakfast Scene from Marriage a la Mode 42. Hogarth English Gin Lane 43. Gainsborough English Reynolds English