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Unformatted text preview: Art History 1441 Notes Baroque Rococo 1. Salon de la Guerre (Versailles) Salon de la Princesse (Htel de Soubise) 2. Gaulli Il Ges Tiepolo Kaisersaal 3. Rubens Watteau and Boucher 4. Bernini Clodion 5. Vermeer Chardin Transitional period from old world to new (modern) 18 th century is know as Enlightenment or Age of Reason o Atheism and Protestantism o Questioning of Divine Right of Kings o Rational thought and questioning of old beliefs Industrial Revolution Political Revolutions: American Revolution (1776) and French Revolution (1789) Rococo: the word probably derives from the French word Rocaille, a type of ornament employing rock, pebbles, and shells in garden decoration o It was a made up word, invented toward the end of the 18 th century. Was meant to sound rather silly, it was originally used as an insulting term for the art of the ancien Rgime, the recently overthrown French regime. 1. Salon de la Princesse : Boffrand (architect) Room of the Princess : located in the Htel de Soubise in Paris Is compared to the Baroque Salon de la Guerre (War Room) in Versailles Palace Mixture of materials and colors and fusion of shapes (oval) are baroque characteristics, but is more playful and is private All traces of classical architecture are gone; is thin, delicate, flat, playful, and irregular Colors on ceiling are paler and lighter Note the unification of painting, sculpture, and architecture; the lay of curves and counter curves; the plaster cupids and the paintings Dealing with love, a typical Rococo theme 2. Kaisersaal (Imperial Hall) For the Prince Bishops Residenz in Wrzburg, with frescoes by Tiepolo Oval hall that functioned as a dinging hall; colors are very light, lacy, delicate, and curling Ceiling is done similar to the Salon de la Princesse Compared to the Baroque Gaulli , the ceiling of Il Ges 3. A Pilgrimage to Cythera : Watteau 1717 The first Fte Galante (gallant festivity or scene of gallantry); a characteristic type of Rococo painting in which small-scale figures of aristocratic ladies and gentlemen are shown amusing themselves in a garden or parkland setting Watteau invented Fte Galante: submitted this painting to become a member of the French Royal Academy of Fine Arts Has a relationship with the Baroque piece Garden of Love by Rubens the ultimate model for Watteaus piece Detail: 3 pairs of lovers people are making a pilgrimage to the island of love Detail: the golden bat with cupids fluttering overhead 4. Toilet of Venus : Boucher Another Rococo painting with erotic content Painted for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV Venus is being groomed by Cupid, her son In Rococo, theres a blurring of real life and mythology...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ART 1441 taught by Professor Zucker,m. during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08