Baroque. Naturalism : depiction seeking to imitate nature, not idealistic in the least. Impasto : thick and heavily applied pigment (paint) Renaissance painters strived for perspective and definition, while Baroque artist included the viewer emotionally and intellectually. BERNINI.
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Naturalism: depiction seeking to imitate nature, not idealistic in the least.
“Velázquez's Las Meninas has long captivated viewers by its effect of naturalism. Nineteenth century critics saw it as anticipating the invention of the camera with its effect of capturing a "snapshot" of a moment in time and space. Contemporary critics have emphasized the calculated control Velázquez employed to construct this effect of naturalism. Rather than as a snap-shot, a transparent window, or a spotless mirror of the world, Las Meninas is today seen to be more about the nature of painting, the artist's control over representation, and the status of Velázquez as a court artist. “
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