Baroque Art Study Guide

Baroque Art Study Guide - Baroque Period (c.1590-c.1750 for...

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Baroque Period (c.1590-c.1750 for art) *an era when human nature is redefined (partly under the weight of discovery of new civilizations in the New World; also the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants: Reform and Counter-Reform, etc.) *a reaction against scholastic ideas of geocentric universe *an era of reflection on human soul and perception (esp. Shakespeare, Descartes, Rembrandt) Baroque Art Baroque replaces the balance and harmony of the Renaissance with a style that is dramatic, grandiose, ornate, and full of motifs and forms expressive of conflict and energy —this new energy especially to be found in works commissioned by Catholic patrons, as well as the Church itself Caravaggio (1573-1610) *psychological realism of his subjects: exploring depths of human feeling in a way similar to Shakespeare *some features: limited background, contrast of light and dark, often abandons balance and harmony, renders the “everyday” (in rendering apostles, in details of religious scenes, etc.),
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUM 120 taught by Professor Patterson during the Spring '08 term at Centre College.

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