Baroque is a term assigned to a European artistic expression style which spanned from the late 16th century to the late 18th century. Today it remains a popular era in art, literature, architecture, and music. The Roman Catholic Church was one of the largest supporters of Baroque art, as it served to oppose the relative minimalism and somberness of Protestant art of the time. As is typical, Baroque art was a reflection of the ongoing religious and other cultural changes that were occurring in Europe during this period. Although it embraces a variety of art styles Baroque is mainly characterized by grandeur, realism, and emotional drama.
His most famous painting, Christ Healing the Sick, depicts the complexity that Rembrandt imbued into his paintings. Another famous artist in the Baroque era was Nicolas Poussin. The picture of baroque neoclassicism, Poussin’s style was remarkably obvious in all of his later works. One of Poussin’s most famous paintings, The Holy Family on the Steps, is unique in its use of light/shadow and geometric shapes. The light and shadow bring out the positioning of the members of the family, that of a pyramid.
Researches about pre-1970 artists or designers were made. There are artists from medieval era, renaissance, mannerism, baroque, Neoclassical, romanticism, romanism and more. However, Georges Braque, who is a cubist french painter, his abstract work turned out to be the most interesting and appealing to me. In short, cubism is my favourite art movement. Other than that, I wanted to also explore more about an artist that is out of class-given examples.
The Meeting of Joachim and Anna vs. The Annunciation While studying Renaissance art, particularly Italian art spanning from the 14th century through the 16th century, many similarities can be noted throughout paintings by various artists, yet major differences and variances can also be detected when it comes to the style that each artist chose to pursue. Each painting holds its own importance and displays its own outstanding aspects that make it great regardless of style. In Giotto di Bondone’s painting of The Meeting of Joachim and Anna from the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy, the technique known as fresco was used. This type of painting technique uses colors that are applied to fresh plaster.
In the late 18th and early 19th century, the practice, understanding and meaning-making of art completely shifted. It no longer only served churches, aristocrats and history— instead, it now included secular emotions and individual thought. This was partly what gave way to the advent of such styles as neoclassicism and romanticism, which each got rid of at least some aspect of ‘traditional’ painting and embraced new ideas and perceptions regarding art. Neoclassicism arose, borrowing from Roman and Greek figures of antiquity, and remolding those values to become deeply engaged with the ethical, the central, the simple, the clear—which if situated against or compared to its predecessor, the Rococo style, one is able to clearly distinguish the
Baroque Art Period Introduction: The Baroque art (which began from 19th century to 18th century) is considered as one of the most beautiful fine art which describes the cultural movements and includes all different kinds of art such as a music and Philosophy. The Baroque name is back to the artistic events which were related to imaginative ideas. Artists see from their point of view that the Baroque art is characterized by classical style which is the common point of all artists in all directions. In my report, I will talk about the features of the Baroque art which includes: • The meaning of Baroque art • Baroque painting • Baroque sculpture • Baroque Architecture • Examples of great Baroque architecture • Divisions of Baroque periods • Baroque Art in Theatre • Famous Baroque painters and their paintings Body: 1. Definition: What is Baroque art?
Tenebrism – a style of using light and dark in the painting, which also called dramatic illumination. It was invented by Caravaggio since he was good in using the light to perform the atmosphere though the painting sharply. His painting style is mixing up with the science elements. He used the result of a little optical science of reflecting into a darkened room on his paintings. This invention elicited either love or hate in the public as not all the people would accept this painting style.
The Baroque Period, starting from the beginning of the 17th century to mid 18th century, was a period that continued to build upon the individualism of the Renaissance period and discover new ideas. From new and significant discoveries in science from people such as Galileo, to mathematical advances from people such as Isaac Newton, people were transitioning from being oblivious to the world to being more aware of the world around them. The music of the baroque period reflected the ambition of the new and radical changes. Well known composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi were writing in newly unheard and revolutionary musical concepts, and were popularizing genres such as opera, and emphasizing the use of instruments barely used before such as the harpsichord, and the woodwinds. Their musical legacy continues to live on to this day, and is a wonderful discovery of beautifully composed compositions that continues to be performed worldwide by professional orchestras and bands.
Baroque paintings were used especially for matters to do with religion. This paper is aimed at expounding on how different messages were passed through the utilization of both Romantic and Baroque paintings. However, both Baroque and Romantic paintings
Finally, Baroque period is about drama, light, gold decorations, dynamic lines and orientation to senses, not reason. There are many monuments in Prague connected with this period that will be presented in this paper. Firstly, I would like to point out that I was a kind of “architecture ignorant” before taking Art and Architecture course this summer. I thought I know Prague well, I believed I know the most important monuments, that I am more or less able to recognize in what styles and periods are these monuments build. Well, I have to admit I was wrong, maybe I can even say terribly wrong.