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.
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).
The Romanesque and Gothic style of architecture have made great impact in today’s architecture. Romanesque architecture was developed in the 12th century. The Romanesque architecture was influenced by the Byzantine and Roman styles. It had the characteristics of round arches, thick walls and pillars supported by the weight of the stone buildings and vaults. The theme of the churches interior was referred to Christianity.
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.
The Baroque period covers one hundred and fifty years from 1600 to 1750. Its characteristics tend to include, lavish, over the top, expensive and much more then necessary. The period is painted literally with architecture, paintings, clothing, food and much more that continuously begs people of today to ask ‘why?’. The use of frill and extravagance in art in this period has become less of a question of ‘why’ and more of a question ‘where is the extra?’, because this part in history is centered around adding extra ornamentation to everything. With such an over the top part in history, it would seem impossible to pick one piece that could embody every aspect of the Baroque Era but it is to be proven that one piece has such potential.
Impressionism had a distinct style that was once frowned upon by society but eventually became accepted. The art style is created by doing quick brush strokes of unmixed color on canvas. The brush strokes are not blended, and it would still display depth based on dark and light hues. The founding fathers of Cubism were Braque and Picasso, who invented Analytic Cubism. Analytic Cubism is identified by the usage of strong geometrical shapes that forces the viewer to guess the portrait’s intention by breaking organic shapes to sharp geometrical
Baroque, an era from 1600s- 1750s, is known as a period which had overly exaggerated emotions, drama, tension, grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, and music. It began in Italy and then spread to most of Europe. Baroque is a French word, which means a rough or imperfect pearl. Baroque era has not only changed architecture, painting, and sculpture, but it has also influenced theatre, and style of clothing for people around the world. Painting during the baroque period had exaggerated lighting, with intense emotions, and artistic viewpoint.
Many of the defining features of Baroque art can be traced back to the influence of the Catholic Church, specifically the members of the Jesuits. At the final session of the Council of Trent it was decreed that by seeing “[their] Redemption, portrayed by paintings or other representations” the people should be inspired to ”give God thanks for those things; may order their own lives and manners in imitation of the saints; and may be excited to adore and love God, and to cultivate piety” (Waterworth, 170). Although this decree was made after many of the changes in art had happened, it
Artists like Bernini and Rembrandt are prime examples of how patronage affects their art, whilst still being part of the baroque era. These Baroque elements are so engrained in the system of patronage that even outside the Baroque era when an artist is commissioned through the patronage system their work can’t help but take on these and other baroque elements. Starting with an artist like Bernini who under the patronage system created some of the most revered sculptures of the baroque era. Born in Naples, Italy Bernini got a lot of his patronage form Italians. One of his more notable patronages includes the sculpture of “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa” which was commission by the Cornaro family for their personal chapel.
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.