European Art in the Century

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Unformatted text preview: f Jesuits (Baroque art) • - 3 artists: Bernini (sculptor), Borromini (architect), Pietro da Cortona (painter) o first associated with Baroque style o started in Rome, moved to Antwerp (Peter Paul Reuben) o Wolff (?) said Baroque is neither decline/improvement from Renaissance, is a different style o comparison of crucifixion paintings Ren. Vs. Baroque: Baroque less symmetric, more fluid, focused lighting, more figures • - 17th Century art was secular, had classical influences, not always exuberant o architecture started out not as exuberant, only got more wild in the mid- century o French was less exuberant, so was Dutch o Baroque just one style in the 17th C th Century, Scientific revolution - 17 o lots of scientific innovation: Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, famous cartographers o exploration to Brazil, Africa, East Indies o also religious activity: Protestants liked more plan, not lavish, hated extravagance of Catholic o art: development of narrative, landscape, scenes of average people, paintings supporting authority figures • - depending on region or country, have different religions (Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, etc.), wil have different art forms o Catholic places had more pictures of authority figures (commissioned by themselves) because of court etiquette, than the Protestants (Dutch) o collecting art more popular in France, Spain, Italy, etc. o wigs became popular because people saw Louis XIV in portraits, Spanish couldn’t do it because they had the ruff collar...
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