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Published on February 5, 2009

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Baroque Art : Baroque Art In the arts, the Baroque was a Western cultural period, starting roughly at the beginning of the 17th century in Rome, Italy. It was exemplified by drama and grandeur in sculpture, painting ,literature, dance, and music. Baroque art is characterized by great drama, rich deep color, and intense light and dark shadows. As opposed to Renaissance art, which usually showed the moment before an event took place, Baroque artists chose the most dramatic point, the moment when the action was occurring. Slide 2: David by Michelangelo David by Bernini Slide 3: The style incorporated architectonic and sculpture elements, with the use of fontanels (triangular closings), heavy volutes and garlands, although it also used bulbous figures, elaborated molded, gilded and floral marquetry. The most luxurious materials were chosen, including the velvet, the brocade and Damascus upholsteries, the semiprecious stones and ivory. Slide 4: Catani San Benedetto Interior of St. Peter’s Basilica Slide 5: The Queen's bedchamber Palace of Versailles Palace of Versailles Stiff Melk, one of the world's most famous monastic sites. : Stiff Melk, one of the world's most famous monastic sites. Slide 7: Stiff Melk (1702–1736 ) Jakob Prandtauer Melk, Austria The Library Slide 8: The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence. Elector's Palace in Trier, Germany : Elector's Palace in Trier, Germany Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl, Germany : Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl, Germany Ludwigsburg PalaceGermany's largest Baroque Palace : Ludwigsburg PalaceGermany's largest Baroque Palace San Agustin Church : San Agustin Church Important Features of Baroque architecture : Important Features of Baroque architecture long, narrow naves are replaced by broader, occasionally circular forms. Slide 15: dramatic use of light, either strong light-and-shade contrasts, chiaroscuro effects or uniform lighting by means of several windows. Slide 16: opulent use of ornaments ( puttos made of wood (often gilded), plaster or stucco, marble or faux finishing) Slide 17: Fresco dome painted on low vaulting, Jesuit Church, Vienna, Austria large-scale ceiling frescoes Slide 18: illusory effects like trompe l'oeil and the blending of painting and architecture Baroque Sculpture : Baroque Sculpture The architecture, sculpture and fountains of Bernini (1598–1680) give highly charged characteristics of Baroque style. Bernini was undoubtedly the most important sculptor of the Baroque period. Slide 20: Habakkuk and the angel Breezy maniacs Slide 21: Ecstasy of St. Teresa Fountain of four rivers Baroque Painting : Baroque Painting Baroque painting is the painting associated with the Baroque cultural movement, a movement often identified with Absolutism and the Counter Reformation. Slide 23: "Domine, Quo Vadis“ Annibale Caracci Assumption of the Virgin Mary Annibale Caracci Slide 24: Antoine and cleopatra Agostino Caracci The Last Communion of St Jerome Agostino Caracci Slide 25: Judith Beheading Holofernes Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Beheading of St. John the Baptist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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