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Baroque 1600-1750. France & Holland. Poussin . French, worked in Rome to be among antiquities a man of the past & future (a Renaissance soul born into a Baroque-era body) works and writings articulate values of French Academic painting: serious, formal hated the works of Caravaggio.

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Baroque 1600 1750

Baroque1600-1750

France & Holland


Poussin
Poussin

  • French, worked in Rome to be among antiquities

  • a man of the past & future (a Renaissance soul born into a Baroque-era body)

  • works and writings articulate values of French Academic painting: serious, formal

  • hated the works of Caravaggio


Nicolas poussin the holy family on the steps 1648
Nicolas PoussinThe Holy Family on the Steps1648

p. 282


Nicolas poussin saints peter and john healing the lame man 1655 oil on canvas 49 1 2 x 65 in
Nicolas Poussin Saints Peter and John Healing the Lame Man, 1655Oil on canvas; 49 1/2 x 65 in.


Rubens the rape of the daughters of leucippus c 1618
Rubens,The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippusc. 1618

p. 282


Rubens descent from the cross 1611 1614
Rubens,Descent from the Cross,1611-1614


Rembrandt self portrait 1640
Rembrandt,Self-Portrait,1640


Sortie of Capt Banning Cocq’s Company of the Civic Guard

AKA “The Nightwatch”

  • “theatrical” lighting

  • group portrait genre


Rembrandt self portrait 1661
Rembrandt,Self-Portrait,1661

KEY IMAGE p 288



Rembrandt
Rembrandt

  • begins to use impasto

  • realistic images need to be viewed from a distance


Vermeer
Vermeer

  • acute observer of life

  • LIGHT

  • little known in his time

  • reputation grows in the 19th Century

  • only about 35 works identified


Vermeer the allegory of painting c 1665 70
Vermeer,The Allegory of Painting,c. 1665-70

p. 285


Detail the allegory
Detail, The Allegory


Vermeer the milkmaid c 1658 60
Vermeer,The Milkmaid,c. 1658-60

KEY IMAGE p. 286


Vemeer
Vemeer

Woman holding a balance

1664


Vermeer lady writing a letter with her maid c 1670
Vermeer,Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid,c. 1670


Ruysch flowers in a vase 1690
Ruysch, Flowers in a Vase, 1690



Vanitas still life 1603 jacques de gheyn the elder dutch 1565 1629
Vanitas Still Life, 1603Jacques de Gheyn the Elder (Dutch, 1565–1629)

Earliest known vanitas


Still life painting of inanimate objects
Still life – painting of inanimate objects


Dates in the baroque
dates in the Baroque

c. 1600

Handel’s Messiah oratorio

1742


Summary baroque art
SUMMARY – BAROQUE ART

POLITICS: emergence of The State

ART: light, energy, motion, drama, complex, ornamented, convoluted, diagonal

CHURCH still an active patron with the energy of the Counter-Reformation

ROYAL patronage & PRIVATE patronage shape tastes too

IDEAS: scientific method


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