SCHEDULE

REQUIREMENTS

RESOURCES


Introduction
Mannerism & Baroque
The Absence of Stylistic Unity
From Mannerism to Baroque
Naturalism
The Passions of the Soul
The Allegorical Tradition
Space
Time
Light
Antiquity




Introduction

  • When is the Baroque?
  • Name some Baroque Artists

Questions to be addressed

  1. What is the Baroque?
  2. What is the style or styles of the Baroque?
  3. What is being said about Baroque art in the 17th century?
  4. What is meant by theory?
  5. How and when does theory become institutionalized?

some terms
  • mannerism
  • idealism
  • classicism
  • realism
  • naturalism
  • baroque


Mannerism


(image source Carol Gerten)
Parmigianino, Madonna del Collo Lungo, 1533-40

Idealism - Classicism


(image source Carol Gerten)
Poussin, The Arcadian Shepherds, c. 1640

Realism


(image source Carol Gerten)
Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus, 1600-01

Naturalism


(image source Mark Harden)
Louis Le Nain, The Peasants' Meal, 1642

Baroque


(image source Mark Harden)
Rubens, The Garden of Love, c. 1630-32

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ART AND THEORY IN BAROQUE EUROPE is produced by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweet Briar College in Virginia, 24595 USA (phone: 804-381-6194 / fax: 804-381-6494). For more information, please email him at witcombe@sbc.edu

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