Baroque Vs Neoclassical Art

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No Expression Vs Outwardly Expressed When the words Baroque and Neoclassical are said, what comes to mind? If the words were flamboyant vs. simplicity, then good job. This is a good start to understanding the two styles of art that will be discussed in this paper. Baroque style was known for the realness and emotional ties that went along with religion symbolism. Meanwhile, Neoclassical style reflects on historical viewpoint with a decorative way. The painting, "La Grande Odalisque" by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and the sculpture, "The Ecstasy of St. Teresa" by Gianlorenzo Bernini, both portray females in exotic poses (Fiero) While both artworks feature women, each artist used very different methods to get their message across. They both…show more content…
In these two pieces of artwork they both feature women, Bernini 's sculpture expresses a feeling of power, and elegance that wraps around a religious message. However, Ingres 's painting is secular, but still has a sense of power, and elegance of the woman in the painting. For example, the woman is portrayed as though she is looking at someone outside of the painting, but with a serious face that can imply she feels confident in herself by her body language. Though she is nude, the way she is positioned is in a discreet way. In this painting, it displays a calm feeling rather than a wow feeling. The fabrics and where it lies against the woman can express how she is being discreet even though she is naked. Although there isn 't a religious tie that can be taken from Ingres 's painting, like Bernini 's sculpture, you can still take away how women were portrayed…show more content…
In conclusion, The painting, "La Grande Odalisque" by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and the sculpture, "The Ecstasy of St. Teresa" by Gianlorenzo Bernini, both use women to display a role of power and elegance that was expressed by how the light source was used, was made and the description of women in the two pieces of art. Bernini 's sculpture is very flamboyant and a lot of expression comes out of it. Remember the light source was aiming directly at the angel and St. Teresa that brought the audiences eyes to the sculpture. Also, the way the sculpture was made, and how the women were used in this piece of art brought out a sense of emotionalism to it. Now in Ingres 's painting, it expressed more simplicity because it displays a woman that is nude, but in an elegant way. As well as the details that are around her like the way the fabric is placed and the way she is positioned gives the audience a calm feeling. At the same time a sense of understanding how the woman carries herself. Also, Ingres uses direct light source to the whole painting and with it being an oil painting can give out a calm feeling to it. While both artworks feature women, each artist used very different methods to get their
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