11-CaravEtc - NOTES FOR TOPIC 11 Baroque

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NOTES FOR TOPIC 11 Baroque • The dominant style of European art from c. 1600 to c. 1720. • The word probably derives from the Portuguese barroco , used to describe irregularly shaped pearls. • Originally used as a pejorative (negative) term to characterize what was perceived to be the extravagant, unclassical, even grotesque nature of 17th-century architecture. • Nowadays employed as a neutral term to designate the 17th- century style in general, but in popular usage can still mean ornate, ornamental, extravagant, overdone, etc.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR TOPIC 11 By the end of the 16th century there was a widespread belief in Italy that art had grown old, that it was dying (or already dead) from “a certain I-don’t-know-what kind of malign influence, either of the sun, or the stars, or the moon, or of destiny or fortune.” There was also a nostalgic sense that what we now call the High Renaissance—the age of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael—was a Golden Age, and that the second half of the 16th century was “an age of
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course ART 1441 taught by Professor Zucker,m. during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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11-CaravEtc - NOTES FOR TOPIC 11 Baroque

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