Baroque are in the catholic church is a continuation

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Baroque are in the Catholic church is a continuation of trying to put the church center stage; the church is one of the main patrons to the arts in this time Began in Rome; baroque art was used in Rome to invigorate the counter reformation Dramatic lighting in the deep niches of the statues Point of maximum action Foreground, middle ground, background Background is entirely black; tanoborism – the use of darks and lights to create a violent contrast between the two to add a dramatic contrast Non-ideolized bodies Use of diagonal axis - Rococo: Began as an interior design style Comes from the French word for pebble that refers to stones/shells used to
decorate interiors Decorative rococo style; use of pastel colors/soft marble/delicacy, shallow forms, everything seems organic and in motion light-hearted/privileged/aristocrat subject matters, use of garden/outside setting Fête Galante paintings – amorous festivals (usually outside) that showed what French society did in their free time Circular layout meant to appear organic and in motion (architecture) Rococo sculptures were small scale; meant to be put on tables, meant to be sensual subjects so size emphasizes that - Enlightenment: New way of thinking about the world and the people that inhabited it What would the world look like if we took out religion, mythology and tradition? Empirical evidence became the reference; if you can see it, it exists Scientific method used to discover facts Endangered religion and some forms of government (monarchies) Ushered in the industrial revolution with the emphasis on scientific investigation/technology invention New industrial materials are affecting architectural design Cast iron allowed bridges to be strong enough to reach new divides Romans known as brilliant engineers; meant to reflect Roman design elements

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