Baroque Still Life Painting

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Baroque Still Life Painting

Game Birds, Table Setting, Five Senses, Vanitas

BAROQUE 17th

and 18th Centuries, Started in Italy and went around Europe Baroque Still Life was hugely popular in the Netherlands and Flemish society. Still Life had symbolic meanings that people at the time understood, usually moral lessons. lessons.

Characteristics of Baroque PtgChiaroscuro

from Life Extreme detail Dramatic arrangement and lighting Rich colorsPainting

Famous Early Baroque Paintings

Caravaggio, The Conversion of Saul

Artemisia Gentellischi, The Beheading of Holofernas

Hunting

Dead animals from a hunt were a popular subject. They are a great way to show off technique Look at:

Texture (feathers, tassels, velvet, etc) Strong composition. composition.Realism Details (find the fly) Lighting effects (chiaroscuro)

FRUITTraditional, Traditional,

what we usually think of with Still Life. Originally symbolic for the good, sweet things in life, abundance, or even sexuality or sin.

LIGHTING Look

at the way the light affects how we see the different forms, How does light affect the textures, reflections? How does light and shadow affect the mood? mood?

NOTICE THE COMPOSITION Composition

refers to the arrangement of elements and objects around the picture plane. Your eye travels from plane. one point to another around the picture in a clockwise path. Good composition keeps your eye moving on an harmonious path. path. The triangle is a traditionally strong composition.

LOOK!CAN

YOU FIND THE TRIANGLE COMPOSITION?

FIND THE BUG! INSECTS

were often added to a table

setting. They symbolized the decadence of the good life , and warned one of the temptations of too much sweetness (can lead to evil .)

FIVE SENSES Symbolism

became more profound Objects symbolizing the five senses of humans were arranged on a table:Sight Sound Smell Touch

TasteObjects were chosen to symbolize pleasure

VANITAS

This type of still life was meant to remind the viewer of the fleeting quality of life. Life is wonderful, but goes so FAST! What do you think each object symbolizes?

VANITAS

is about the swift approach of DEATH!

DON T FORGET ABOUT THE COMPOSITION!

Ways to control eye movement Folds

of cloth Positioning of objects, bodies Repetition of colors Emphasis from either highlights or shadows. Height of objects Details, textures, or negative space Eyes

What would a modern Vanitas still life contain?Plan and assemble a Vanitas Still Life of modern design. What objects would you use?