This site is 100% ad supported. Please add an exception to adblock for this site.

Art History 2 - Baroque


undefined, object
copy deck
Frans Hals, Malle Babbe
Picture: Grotesque Woman with Owl on Shoulder
Francsco Borromini
Very imaginative architect who repeatedly invented new details, which he never repeated.
Peter Paul Rubens
Greatest Flemish painter of the Baroque, later befriended Velazquez.
St. Matthew and the Angel, Caravaggio
Picture: Old bald saint writing, looking over shoulder at wispy angel. Black background.
irregular, contorted, grotesque
Peter Paul Rubens, Marie de Medici
Picture: Woman crossing boarding plank from ship.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Baroque sculptor, architect who had Pope Urban VIII as patron.
Peter Paul Rubens
2nd marriage at age 52 was to a 16-year old, whom he represented often as the ideal of beauty. His definition of female beauty became the standard for all women in the Baroque.
Francesco Borromini, St Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Picture: Church on an acute angle, fronting closely two streets, with a fountain and a corner tower, facade on right side of street. Very odd plan.
Annibale Carracci
Of a family that founded a private art academy which began art academy tradition.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstacy of St. Theresa
Picture: Sculpture/scene of woman touched by angel with shower of 3D golden light behind.
Subjects were frequently realistic, not idealized.
Ceiling Fresco in Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Annibale Carracci
Picture: Curved vaulted ceiling, lots of 'framed' paintings
Work appealed to rich and cultured, but not everyday people.
Annibale Carracci
Most significant of a family of Bolognese painters.
Giacomo della Porta
Architect, Sculptor, pupil of Michelangelo
The technique of dramatic, selective illumination of form out of deep shadow.
Rembrandt Van Rijn, The Night Watch
Picture: A lot of men at night, one on a horse, odd bright girl in center steals the show.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Baldacchino
Picture: Super ornate large sculpture/mini-building that served as the Pope's chain at St. Peter's in Rome.
Peter Paul Rubens, The Raising of the Cross
Picture: Christ on cross (at angle), 3-panel.
Jan de Heem
Dutch painter of 'vanitatum', still life paintings designed to teach a moral lesson about life (vanity of earthly things).
Real name Michelangelo Merisi
Francesco Borromini, St Agnese in Pizza Navona
Picture: Different-looking cathedral with North and South towers and a greek-looking portal in the middle on a wall that is set back from front of towers. In the background is a tall and narrow dome.
Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas
Picture: Very small girl in dress (future wife of Louis XIV), surrounded by other people with a dwarf and a dog. Most of upper part of painting is dark. Painter himself is on left side.
Anthony Van Dyck
Prolific 17th Century Flemish Portraitist, the quintessential painter of aristocracy.
Rembrandt Van Rijn, Christ Preaching
Picture: Sketch of Christ with hands slightly raised, surrounded by rapt disciples.
Giacomo della Porta
Architect of St. Peter's, finishing Michelangelo's Dome & Lantern.
Developed technique of tenebrism.
Rembrandt Van Rijn
Considered one of the greatest Dutch Baroque artists, his financial success was offset by tragic deaths of two wives and all four of his sons.
Giacomo della Porta
Completed plan of Il Gesu, Jesuit church.
Giacomo della Porta
Ushered in age of Baroque architecture.
Anthony Van Dyck, Portrait of Charles I Hunting
Picture: Man with hat and boots, leaning on gun in front of horse.
Entombment, Caravaggio
Picture: Dead Christ, lamentors, stone platform centered, coming out of picture.
Il Gesu, Rome, Giacomo della Porta
Picture: facade of building, double columns
Diego Velazquez, The Waterseller of Seville
Picture: Dignified waterseller with jugs of water indulging two youths. Dark background behind figures.
Francesco Borromini
Bernini's contemporary and rival, the better architect of the two.
Guercino, Aurora
Picture: Ceiling fresco with distorted architectonic features to give enhanced depth. This painting popularized the trend of Baroque ceiling painting.
His 3 paintings of St. Matthew mark the end of the Mannerist period.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
The greatest Baroque sculptor of the 17th century.
Diego Velazquez
Greatest Spanish Baroque Painter.
Diego Velazquez
Developed a very realistic style of portraying subjects (non-idealized). Popularized and brought dignity to bodegones (genre subjects).
Jan de Heem, Still Life with Parrots
Picture: Table with fruits and cups, and a parrot.
Frans Hals
This Dutch painter had a nearly impressionistic in the looseness in his style
Self-taught artist whose name means 'the squinter.'

Deck Info