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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France & Holland
AKA “The Nightwatch”
KEY IMAGE p 288
KEY IMAGE p. 286
Woman holding a balance
Earliest known vanitas
Handel’s Messiah oratorio
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