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The Age of Absolutism and Baroque Art. Barocco (port.) = unevenly shaped pearl Movement, restlessness Color contrasts correspond to dichotomies (life/death, heaven/hell). Motifs: skull, clock, candle, jewelry Illusionism (trompe l’oeil Focus on nature/the pastoral geometry.

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Characteristics of the baroque

Barocco (port.) = unevenly shaped pearl

Movement, restlessness

Color contrasts correspond to dichotomies (life/death, heaven/hell)

Motifs: skull, clock, candle, jewelry

Illusionism (trompe l’oeil

Focus on nature/the pastoral

geometry

Characteristics of the Baroque




Johann sebastian bach 1685 1750 georg friedrich h ndel 1685 1759
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

  • Both artists dependent on generosity of the courts and nobility (Bach employed by towns, too)

  • Both composed religious and secular music

  • Bach: famous for organ and chamber music, cantatas, individual instruments, concerts

  • Händel: famous for operas and oratorios, concerts