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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

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.

6. 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

7. 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

8. Baroque Art 1600-1750

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

9. 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. 10. Baroque Art 1600-1750 Catholic Countries : Italy, Flanders(Flemish),Spain, France What 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 11. 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 voluptuous female nudes -portraits posed to show refinement but looked real -huge clouds in landscapes 12. Caravaggio ItalianConversion of St. Paul 13. Caravaggio ItalianThe Supper at Emmaus 14. Susana & the Elders Artemisia Gentileschi 15. Judith Slaying Holofernes Artemisia Gentileschi 16. 17. Bernini ItalianDavid 18. David 19. The Ecstasy of St. Theresa Bernini Italian 20. 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 21. TheHippopotamusHunt Rubens Flemish 22. Marie Arrives at Marseilles Rubens Flemish 23. The Three Graces Rubens Flemish 24. Van Dyck Flemish Charles I at the Hunt 25. 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. 26. Poussin French Burial of Phocion 27. Poussin French Autumn orThe Grapes brought from the Promised Land. 28. The classic example of Baroque art/style 29. Velazquez Spanish Portrait of Pope Innocent X 30. Velazquez Spanish Las Meninas This painting was voted in 1985 as the greatest work of art by a human being. 31. 32. 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 33. 34. Ruisdael Dutch The Sunbeam 35. Ruisdael Dutch The Sunbeam 36. Hals Dutch The Jolly Toper Jester with a Lute 37. Hals Dutch The Laughing Cavalier 38. Rembrandt Dutch 39. Rembrandt Dutch Night Watch 40. Rembrandt Dutch The Masters of the Cloth Guild 41. Vermeer Dutch The Geographer 42. Vermeer Dutch The Milkmaid 43. Girl with a Pearl Earring Vermeer Dutch 44. Vermeer 1632-1675 Dutch The Artists Studio 45. Hogarth English Breakfast Scene from Marriage a la Mode 46. Hogarth English Gin Lane 47. Gainsborough English Reynolds English 48.