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The Baroque Era. Baroque Architecture. Proportional but extravagant Fancy and pretty details A lot of columns, arches, domes and rounded shapes The scroll is especially baroque (like a cinnamon roll swirl). Architecture of Baroque. Luxurious chateaux

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baroque architecture
Baroque Architecture
  • Proportional but extravagant
  • Fancy and pretty details
  • A lot of columns, arches, domes and rounded shapes
  • The scroll is especially baroque (like a cinnamon roll swirl)
architecture of baroque
Architecture of Baroque
  • Luxurious chateaux
  • Decorative motifs of Italian Renaissance
  • Love of and emphasis on decoration
  • Graceful, harmonious
versailles
Versailles
  • Hunting camp for Louis XIII
  • Louis XIV made it a castle
    • 2000 windows - Private zoo with elephants
    • 700 rooms - Chinese carousel
    • 1250 fireplaces - Gondolas on canal
    • 67 staircases
    • 1800 acres of park
francesco borromini
Francesco Borromini
  • Rebellious, emotionally disturbed
  • Bernini’s rival
  • Concave & convex surfaces created motion
  • Suicide – how?
    • Fell on a sword
gianlorenzo bernini
Gianlorenzo Bernini
  • More decorative than Renaissance
  •    Painter, playwright, composer
  •     Worked for Louis XIV
  •     Considered greatest sculptor
      • David in motion
      • Created a bronze canopy/altar for St. Peter’s
  •    -Taller than a 10 story building
  •       -Columns with carved vines, leaves, bees
gianlorenzo bernini19
Gianlorenzo Bernini

Also an architect

  • Fountains
  • Palaces
  • Churches
  • Piazza in front of St. Peter’s Basilica
bernini ecstasy of st theresa
BerniniEcstasy of St. Theresa

She believed she had been pierced by an angel’s dart infusing her with divine love.

baroque art
Baroque Art
  • Ornate and decorative
  • No clear central figure
  • Distorted origin of light
  • Religious and secular
  • Funded by popes and monarchs
  • Baroque is sometimes used negatively to mean gaudy and over-decorative.
caravaggio
Caravaggio
  • Intentionally sought to shock and offend
  • “evil genius” and “anti-Christ of painting”
  • Went from city to city fleeing the law
  • “Death of a Virgin” causes a problem
  • Daring innovator
peter paul rubens
Peter Paul Rubens
  • Worked throughout Europe with many people
  • “Fat is beautiful,” many nudes
  • Painted suggestive rape scenes
  • Portraits with sentimental looks
  • Work is said to be vulgar and insincere
  • Admired but disliked
rembrandt van rijn
Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Light and dark color contrasts
  • Paintings looked like photos
  • Almost 100 self-portraits
  • Early works: detailed, physical action, many subjects
  • Late works: done quickly, psychological, single subjects
jans vermeer
Jans Vermeer
  • Indoor paintings as if you were there
  • Subject is always holding something
  • Use of indirect lighting
  • Used texture to give depth
william hogarth
William Hogarth
  • English artist as a social critic
  • Created the comic strip
  • First political cartoonist
  • Overcome England’s inferiority complex
el greco domenikos theotokopoulos
El Greco – Domenikos Theotokopoulos
  • Emphasis on Counter-Reformation
  • Mannerism
    • Elongation of bodies
  • Use of color – intense & unusual
diego velazquez
Diego Velazquez
  • Spanish master
  • Lifelike portraits
  • Natural poses , no props
  • Very influential and loved
velazquez
Velazquez

Pope Innocent X Juan de Pareja