Baroque through Realism Study Slides

Baroque through Realism Study Slides - Italian Baroque...

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Italian Baroque David by Bernini catches split-second action Muscular legs in a violent pivoting action The pose implies a continuum of movement conveying a bursting forth of energy, he seems to be moving through time and space Pose and attitude direct the viewer beyond to its surroundings Has an intense expression of concentration Very dramatic impact Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini utilized his full capabilities of sculpture, architecture, painting Swoons in delightful anguish on a cloud while an angel aims an arrow at her heart Carefully showed the differentiations in texture in the clouds, cloth, smooth flesh, and feathery wings The bronze rays which suggest the radiance from heaven cover the vault Theatricality and sensory impact were used to help reach the counter- reformation audience Entombment by Caravaggio plebian figure types Stark use of dark and lights (chiaroscuro) Invitation for the viewer to participate in the scene The action takes place in the foreground, laying the body directly in front of the viewer Would appear as if Christ’s body is physically present during the mass
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Spanish Baroque Las Meninas (Maids of Honor) by Velasquez represents himself standing in front of a large canvas with the princess and her entourage Controversy over what is being depicted… portrait of the King and Queen (reflected in the mirror on the back wall)? The actual scene we are viewing? Visually complex with contrasts of mirrored spaces, real spaces, picture spaces, and pictures within pictures Pictorial summary and commentary on the mystery of the visual world, as well as the ambiguity when different states or levels interact Achieved by extension of the composition pictorial depth in both directions Masterfully observed and represented form and shadow though a number of intermediate values of gray (vs. chiaroscuro of Carravagio) Dutch Baroque Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp by Rembrandt deviated from the traditional group portraits by portraying the members of the surgeons guild clustered together on the left side Foreground corpse is diagonally placed and foreshortened, activating and disrupting the horizontal, planar orientation found traditionally Varying poses and facial expressions suggest unique individuals Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt highly interested in probing the human soul Not the opulent and overwhelming art of baroque Italy, but instead biblical narratives in human terms Shows inward turning contemplation and the humanity and humanism of Jesus Light everywhere mingled with shadows, directing the viewers attention by
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