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Baroque Art: 1600-1750. Baroque Art in a Nutshell. Combined Renaissance style with Mannerism Started in Italy Spread to Belgium, Holland, England, Spain Supported by popes and absolute monarchs Dramatic, dynamic, and ornate Most notable for expert use of light and shade

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Baroque Art: 1600-1750


Baroque Art in a Nutshell

  • Combined Renaissance style with Mannerism

  • Started in Italy

  • Spread to Belgium, Holland, England, Spain

  • Supported by popes and absolute monarchs

  • Dramatic, dynamic, and ornate

  • Most notable for expert use of light and shade

  • In Catholic countries was often religious

  • In Protestant countries was more mundane


A Description You’ll Never Forget

“Baroque artists took Renaissance figures and subjects and set them spinning like tops.”


Italian Baroque


Caravaggio, The Conversion of St. Paul, 1600


Caravaggio, The Death of the Virgin, 1606


Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1598


Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1630


Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1611


Gianlorenzo Bernini, David,1623


Gianlorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Theresa,1647-1652


“Audience” Santa Maria della Vittoria

Rome 2005


Altar

Rome 2005


Ceiling

Rome 2005


Bernini

St. Peter’s Square 1656-1667


Bernini

The Baldacchino

(1624)

St. Peter’s Basilica


Bernini

The Throne of

St. Peter

(1657-1666)

St. Peter’s Basilica


Francesco Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane,1665-1676


Francesco Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane,1665-1676


The Baroque in Flanders


Peter Paul Rubens

The Descent from

the Cross,

1611-1614


Peter Paul Rubens, Daniel in the Lion's Den, 1610


Peter Paul Rubens, Bacchus, 1638-1640


Peter Paul Rubens, The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of the Regency of Marie de Medici, 1610


Peter Paul Rubens,

Marie Arrives at Marseilles,

1622-1626


Marie de

Medici


Anthony Van Dyck, Charles I: King of England at the Hunt, 1635


Dutch Baroque

(more classic)


Classicism: 1600-1750

Classicists retained the ideals of the Renaissance and produced art that was much more restrained and ordered than their Baroque counterparts. This was the art of science.


Rembrandt Van Rijn, The Mill, 1650


Rembrandt, Jan Six, 1654


Rembrandt, The Company of Captain Frans Cocq (The Nightwatch), 1642


Rembrandt, Six’s Bridge, 1645


1629 1660

Two of almost 100 Rembrandt self-portraits


Johannes

Vermeer

Girl With a

Pearl Earring,

1665-1666


Johannes Vermeer, The Milk Maid, 1658


Johannes Vermeer, Soldier & Woman Laughing


Johannes Vermeer, The Music Lesson


Vermeer, Concert, 1665


Spanish Baroque


Velasquez: Baroque But Not


Diego Velasquez, Philip IV, 1624


Velasquez, The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano, 1642


Velasquez, Las Meninas, 1656


Velasquez, Pope Innocent X, 1650


Velasquez, Los Barrachos


Velasquez, The The Waterseller of Seville, 1623


French Baroque


Versailles

The Hall of

Mirrors

Baroque

“Avenue of Light”


French Classicism


Classicism: 1600-1750

Classicists retained the ideals of the Renaissance and produced art that was much more restrained and ordered than their Baroque counterparts. This was the art of science.


Nicolas Poussin Burial of Phocion, 1648


England

Baroque Period 1720-1790

(we will view later)


Sir Christopher Wren, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1675-1712


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