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Unformatted text preview: Art History and the Cinema Quiz 3 What is Bar oque? (Turn of the 17 th century) • Like Gothic, Baroque was originally a pejorative term. I t is a French variant of the Portuguese barroco , meaning an irregular, and therefore imperfect, pearl. The I talians used the word barocco to describe a convoluted medieval style of academic logic. • Relatively unrestrained, overtly emotional and more energetic than earlier styles. • Baroque artists rejected aspects of Mannerist virtuosity and stylization, while absorbing the Mannerists’ taste for chiaroscuro and theatrical effects. They were more likely than Mannerist artists to pursue the study of naturalism that What makes Bar oque look Bar oque? David , 1623, Bernini, Baroque • New taste for dramatic action and violent narrative scenes • Emotion is given a wide range of expression – a departure from the Renaissance adherence to Classical restraint • Baroque color and light are dramatically contrasted and surfaces are richly textured • Landscape genre, and still life, which had originated as separate but minor categories of painting in the sixteenth century, gained new status in the seventeenth. Allegory also takes on a new significance in Baroque art and is no longer David , 1504, Michelangelo, High Renaissance Compare to Fr ancesco Bor r omini (1599-1667) • Bernini’s greatest professional rival in Rome. They collaborated on the baldacchino, but immediately afterward their interests diverged. • From about 1634 to his death, Borromini worked on the Trinitarian monastery of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (St. Charles at the Four Fountains) in Rome, named after the fountains at the four corners of the street intersection. • The small monastery church is Borromini’s best-known building, and it established his reputation for daring architectural innovation (c. St. Charles at the Four Fountains Car avaggio (1571-1610) • Michelangelo Merisi was the leading Baroque painter in Rome, also called Caravaggio because he was born in the small northern I talian town of Caravaggio and he did not want to be confused with Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. • I n about 1590, Caravaggio moved to Rome where his propensity for violence landed him in repeated difficulties. • I n his relatively short life, despite the interruptions to his career caused by brushed with the law, Caravaggio worked in an innovative style that influenced painters in I taly and What was Car avaggio known for ? • He painted directly on the canvas, making no preliminary drawings. • His depiction of religious themes was intended to appeal to the ordinary observer and was not aimed at a social or cultural elite. • I n his more private commissions, Caravaggio was equally direct in depicting subjects and themes of a homoerotic nature....
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