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


THE PASSIONS OF THE SOUL
John Rupert Martin, Chapter 3

The Expression of Feelings and States of Mind


Frans Hals
The Merry Drinker
1628-1630
(Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum)



Caravaggio
Boy Bitten by a Lizard
c. 1596
(Collection of Roberto Longhi, Florence)



Rembrandt
Self-portrait
1630
etching



Gian Lorenzo Bernini
David
1623-24
(Borghese Gallery, Rome)



Rembrandt
Bathsheba
1654
(Louvre, Paris)



Georges de La Tour
St. Mary Magdalene Meditating
c. 1636-8
(Musée du Louvre, Paris)



Gerard ter Borch
"The Paternal Warning"
c. 1654-558
(Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin)



Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Apollo and Daphne
1622-25
(Borghese Gallery, Rome)



Frans van Mieris the Elder
Carousing Couple
(Private Collection)

The Demands of History Painting


Nicolas Poussin
Rape of the Sabine Women
c. 1636
(New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art)



Nicolas Poussin
The Funeral of Phocion
1648
(National Museum of Wales)

The Passions Systematized


Charles Le Brun
The Expressions
(from Trait é des Passions, 1698)



Charles Le Brun
Surprise and Admiration
(from Trait é des Passions, 1698)

Portraiture


Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Costanza Buonarelli
c. 1635-6
(Bargello Museum, Florence)



Rembrandt
Jan Six
1654
(Six Collection, Amsterdam)

Vision and Ecstacy


Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Ecstasy of St. Theresa
1648-52
(Cornaro Chapel, Sta. Maria della Vittoria, Rome)




Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Blessed Ludovica Albertoni
c. 1674
(Cappella Altieri, San Francesco a Ripa, Rome)

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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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