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BAROQUE ART (1600-1800)

BAROQUE ART (1600-1800) The term Baroque was derived from the Portuguese word barroco which means irregularly shaped pearl or stone.

It describes a fairly complex idiom and focuses on painting, sculpture, as well as architecture.It reflects the tensions of the age notably the desire of the Catholic church in Rome to reassert itself in the wake of the Protestant Reformation which is almost the same with Catholic-Reformation Art of the periodIt was a period of artistic styles in exaggerated motion, drama, tension, and grandeur. The style started in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe.

The Roman Catholic Church highly encouraged the Baroque style to propagate Christianity while the aristocracy used Baroque style for architecture and arts to impress visitors, express triumph, power, and control.Baroque sculpture, typically larger than life size, is marked by a similar sense of dynamic movement, along with an active use of space.Baroque architecture was designed to create spectacle and illusion. Thus the straight lines of the Renaissance were replaced with flowing curves.

FAMOUS BAROQUE ARTWORKS AND ARTISTSMICHELANGELO MERISI or AMERIGHI DA CARAVAGGIO (1571-1610)

He was better known as CaravaggioHe was an Italian artist who wanted to deviate from the classical masters of renaissance.He was an outcast in his society, because of his own actions and the lack of modesty and reverence for religious subjects in his own paintings.He started out as a specialist in his paintings of still life, especially of fruits.His models at this period were either himself or young persons who have an air of being promising but wicked.

SUPPER AT EMMAUS

CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL

ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST

ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST

GIAN LORENZO BERNINI (1598-1680)

An Italian artist and the first Baroque artist.He practiced architecture, and sculpture, painting, stage design, and was also a playwright.He was also the last in the list of dazzling universal geniuses.As a prodigy, his first artworks date from his 8th birthday.

THE GOAT AMALTHEA WITH THE INFANT JUPITER AND A FAUN

DAMNED SOUL

BLESSED SOUL

DAVID

ECSTASY OF ST. TERESA

COLONADE OF THE PIAZZA OF ST. PETERS ROME

PETER PAUL RUBENS (1577-1640)

He was a Flemish Baroque painter.He was well known for his paintings of mythical and figurative subjects, landscapes, portraits, and Counter-Reformation altarpieces.His commissioned works were mostly religious subjects, history paintings of magical creatures, and hunt scenes.

SAMSON AND DELILAH

LANDSCAPE WITH A TOWER

PORTRAIT OF HELENE FOURMENT

THE THREE GRACES

REMBRANDT HARMENSZOON van RIJN (1606-1669)

He was a brilliant Dutch realist, painter and etcher.He is generally considered as one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art.He followed no particular faith, but was interested in spiritual values and often chooses religious subjects.No artist has painted himself as often as did Rembrandt.His concept of himself continued to deepen in grasp and subtlety, while his technique grew more daring.

SELF PORTRAIT IN OLD AGE

THE VIRGIN

YOUNG GIRL AT THE WINDOW

DIEGO VELASQUEZ (1599-1660)

He was a Spanish Baroque artist.He was one of the finest masters of composition and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.He worked out solutions to pictorial problems of design that transcend the style of any period.The passion of still life frequently emerges in Velasquezs art.

THE SURRENDER OF BREDA

LAS MENINAS (THE MAIDS OF HONOUR)

LOS BARACHOS (The Drinker)

Maria Teresa

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