Name Course Institution Tutor Date Introduction In the history of art, Baroque is considered one of the most opulent artistic styles. Baroque artistic style began in Rome about 1600 before spreading to other regions. The style is characterized by energetic movement and display. The style has however been criticized as one that is extravagant in terms of the sums spent on the public monuments. This paper is a defense of the magnificence and splendor of Baroque art of the King Louis XIV of France Royal Portrait, ST Peters Basilica, Versailles palace and Baladocchino structure.
This shift from Alberti's distinction between beauty and ornament reflects a shift in Renaissance architectural practice to a greater complexity of detail, clearly seen in Palladio's work. Palladio in Book IV offers a justification of both ornament and harmony in
Baroque art was a new art movement in Europe that evolved between 1600 and 1750. It was a distinguished art because of its movement and dynamism, and theoretically dependent on the mastery of geometry and space. The illusionism of baroque art is based on the capability to depict reality. All baroque art are varied outwardly but were the products of technical realizations of the renaissance. The term evolved in the mid-18th century when John Joachim used it to describe excessive art of the previous period (Rabb, 2000).
This time period became known as the Enlightenment. This movement was a breeding station; ideas about art was exchanged, and Rococo ideals of love and eroticism became less pertinent. Although some Rococo artists continued to paint in their own style, others developed a new kind of art, Neoclassicism. Neoclassicism marked a return to rational principles which protested against the superficial elegance of the Rococo and sponsored a return to classical ideals based on the Greek and Roman models. Marie Denise Villers painted the Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes.
This epoch was highly punctuated by artistic style which fused inflated motion and simple detail to generate drama, tension, enthusiasm and magnificence in painting, architecture, dance, music, sculpture, and literature. The style dates back to around 1600 in Rome Italy before finally diffusing to other parts of Europe. The Catholic Church played a very prominent role in popularizing the Baroque style. During the Council of Trench, the Catholic Church in
Painting during the baroque period had exaggerated lighting, with intense emotions, and artistic viewpoint. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a famous artist, and sculptor during the baroque era. Bernini’s Saint Theresa in Ecstasy reflects baroque era’s architecture, sculpture, and theatre. Sculpture during the baroque era had multiple ideal viewing angles. Baroque sculpture added extra elements such as lighting, or water fountains.
Its tendency is towards externalization….’’ In Baroque painting and sculpture figures are shown in rapid movement. The importance attached to movement is because of the artist’s obsession with time. For example if we look at Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne’ (1622-25), we see that Daphne is about to be overtaken by her pursuer but already being transformed into a laurel tree. Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ abounds in such movements. For example in ‘A Little Cloud’: “Beautiful?” said Ignatius Gallaher, pausing on the
Today when talking about Baroque architectures, most people would come up with two of the most famous buildings from Baroque Period which are Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London and Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican. This essay will explore the differences between the designs and effects in both St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Peter’s Basilica by comparing their background information, front façades, naves, high altars, and most importantly dome designs. The Baroque Period was between late the 16th and mid-18th century which occurred after the Renaissance Period. About 1500, when rebuilding started and the Popes became the greatest builders in the world, Julius II, from Urbino and Michelangelo from Florence carried out their grandiose schemes
Observed as a piece of appreciation for beauty and intellect, Diego Velazquez’s painting Las Meninas, 1656, is considered one of the greatest portrayal of the Spanish court in the 17 century. At that time of history the Spanish had preconceived ideas about art, they viewed it as being low in status, but when Velazquez finished Las Meninas, his skills as a painter and the complex of his humanistic intellectualism has cleared the depicted ideas of the Spanish regarding art. Velazquez effectively combines refined details and profound representations to create a court picture (Brown, 87) that efficiently describes the situated presence of a sovereign head of state. Brown also describes Velazquez’s use of Illusionism and Naturalism as a faithful
In essence, the art of both of these innovative figures can be described as aesthetic. In addition, the use of tones, colours, proportion, perspective and contour by both artists convey the artistical and unique qualities both artists possessed during this time. Nonetheless, it is these qualities that distinguished them from other artists during this era and notably established both figures as adroit, innovative and artists during the age of rebirth in