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The Baroque Period. Late 16 th – Early 18 th Century. Elements and Themes. Encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church Art communicated emotional religious themes Adopted by the nobility to impress society and advertise their power and influence. Mediums.

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The baroque period

The Baroque Period

Late 16th – Early 18th Century


Elements and themes

Elements and Themes

  • Encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church

  • Art communicated emotional religious themes

  • Adopted by the nobility to impress society and advertise their power and influence


Mediums

Mediums

  • Painting – Use of rich, deep colors with one source of light.

  • Sculpture – Captured the energy and emotion of society. Subjects usually shown “spiraling”. Used lighting and water fountains to add to the emotion.

  • Architecture- Big and bold – use of the colonnade and dome.


Rococo 18th century france

Rococo18th century France

  • From the French word – rocaille (stone/shell garden) and the word baroque

  • Reaction to the Baroque, encouraged by King Louise XV

  • Focused on art and interior decoration – the entire room as a piece of art.

  • Use of: natural leafy, shell like textures and curves. Soft and pale colors – pastels.

  • Paintings were delicate and soft in form. Use of myths, cherubs who were often portrayedas impure and playful.


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