Use the required course materials to help you discuss, briefly, (1) the history of Baroque art and these two artists in particular, (2) the role of the church, and (3) how Bernini and Caravaggio differently conveyed faith and commitment to the church.
It is important to note that this assignment is your second introduction to Art History and Art Criticism, so it is imperative that you continue to exercise your ability to visually analyze.
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The word "baroque" is define by Merriam's Collegiate Dictionary as, "of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent esp.
Composers like Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Purcell, and Handel were prominent during the European Baroque period and composed both sacred and secular music: operas, oratorios, cantatas, concertos, and suites (“Baroque Music”)....
Even so, one can talk about Rococo qualities in a work of sculpture - informality, gaiety, a concern for matters of the heart and a self-conscious avoidance of seriousness.
Comparing the work of Baroque painters Michelangelo Caravaggio and Jan Vermeer to Romantic era painter Francisco de Goya, one can see trends that were developed and perfected, passed down from generation to generation over time; and also how each artist contributed personal attribu...
The Baroque and Rococo periods are exemplarily periods to extensively compare and contrast trends in artists’ pieces and notice one’s influence in another’s paintings.
Noted for his (1647-52) in the Cornaro Chapel, Rome.
Spanish sculptor, painter, architect; "the Spanish Michelangelo".
The greatest French sculptor of the 17th century.
Gaspard and Balthazar Marsy (1624-1681)
French sculptors employed by King Louis XIV, at Versailles Palace.
Pedro Roldan (1624-1699)
Spanish artist, master of polychrome woodcarving.
Pedro de Mena (1628-1688)
Spanish Baroque scultor famous for unrivalled technical skill.
The most classical of sculptors working at Versailles for Louis XIV.
Melchiore Caffa (1638-1667)
Maltese artist known for his .
French sculptor, noted for his portrait busts of and .
England's greatest ever wood carver in limewood.
Leading Dresden sculptor, carved in wood, ivory, stone, coloured marble.
French sculptor noted for (The Marly Horse).
German baroque artist/architect associated with Petrine Baroque style.
Although the Church would continue to invest heavily in the power of painting and sculpture to inspire the masses (notably in the Counter Reformation Baroque period), the Gothic era was really the apogee of "idealistic" religious artistry.
Austrian sculptor famous for his caricature busts.
Neoclassical artist; finest British sculptor of the late 18th century.
Claude Michel, called (1738-1814)
French sculptor in the Rococo style.
Neoclassical French sculptor noted for his portraits.
Franz Anton von Zauner (1746-1822)
Austrian sculptor noted for bronze Equestrian Statue of .
Outstanding English Neoclassical sculptor.
The greatest Neoclassical sculptor; huge influence on contemporaries.
The dramatic, theatrical, Baroque style was well suited to sculpture, in which Bernini was the outstanding exponent, although Baroque religious sculpture was confined to Catholic areas, as Protestantism turned its back on grandiose religious art.
The three greatest 3-D artists of the Early Renaissance were Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455), Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi, known as Donatello, and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-88).
Brief but comprehensive study of the philosophy of the baroque aesthetic, which Snyder defines in relation to paradox and lifelikeness as well as the ingenious, the fantastic, and the witty. Conceives of the baroque as a new consciousness about art. Identifies this thought with the courts from the end of the 16th to the second half of the 17th centuries.