Baroque Period

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Baroque Period

  1. 1. Baroque Period (1600-1750) By Sebastian Olivares Gianlorenzo Bernini, Dove of the Holy Spirit, c. 1660
  2. 2. Brief History • The Baroque art period was born in Italy, and later adopted in France, Germany, Netherlands, and ultimately Spain. • The word "baroque" was first applied to the art period from the late 1500s to the late 1700s. • In art criticism the word Baroque came to be used to describe anything irregular, bizarre, or otherwise departing from established rules and proportions. • Baroque covers a wide range of styles and artists. • Rococo art period was the result of the Baroque art period
  3. 3. Three Main Tendencies of Baroque • The variety within the Baroque period, in relation to the cultural and intellectual developments of the era, three tendencies are most important for the result of the Baroque art period: 1. Baroque that was primarily associated with the religious tensions within Western Christianity. 2. The combination of absolute monarchies, accompanied by a middle class. 3. The new interest in nature, influenced by developments in science and by explorations of the globe.
  4. 4. Baroque Art Period Mediums • Visual Arts – Painting – Sculpture – Architecture – Ornamental / Furniture – Stained Glass • Non Visual Arts – Music – Literature – Poetry
  5. 5. Painters of the Baroque Art Period •Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573- 1610/Italy) •Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680/Italy) •Diego da Silva Velázquez (1599-1660/Spain) •Francisco Zurbarán (1598-1664/Spain) •Georg Flegel (1566-1638/German) •Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641/Belgium) •Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640/Belgium) •Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669/Netherlands) •Jan Vermeer (1632-1675/Netherlands)
  6. 6. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio "The Martyrdom of St. Matthew"
  7. 7. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio “The Death of the Virgin”
  8. 8. Gianlorenzo Bernini “The Throne of Saint Peter ”
  9. 9. Gianlorenzo Bernini “Baldacchino ”
  10. 10. Diego da Silva Velázquez “The Count – Duke of Olivares on Horseback”
  11. 11. Diego da Silva Velázquez “The Surrender of Breda”
  12. 12. Francisco Zurbarán “Saint Luke as a Painter before Christ on the Cross”
  13. 13. Francisco Zurbarán “The Immaculate Conception ”
  14. 14. Georg Flegel “Pantry By Candlelight ”
  15. 15. Georg Flegel “Still-life with Flowers ”
  16. 16. Sir Anthony van Dyck “Charles I of England ”
  17. 17. Sir Anthony van Dyck “Margareta Snyders ”
  18. 18. Peter Paul Rubens “Daniel in the Lion’s Den ”
  19. 19. Peter Paul Rubens “The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of the Regency of Marie de Medicis ”
  20. 20. Rembrandt van Rijn “Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer ”
  21. 21. Rembrandt van Rijn “Portrait of Hendrickje Stofells ”
  22. 22. Jan Vermeer “The Art of Painting ”
  23. 23. Jan Vermeer “Girl with a Pearl Earring ”
  24. 24. • Art History Resources on the Web • Museum Quality Oil Paintings • World Wide Art Resources • Mark Harden's Archive • Web Museum • Boston College Honors Program Art History on the WWW • ArtLex Art Dictionary • Lesson Planet • Encyclopedia Britannica • Artcyclopedia Works Cited

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