Mannerism & Baroque
The Absence of Stylistic Unity
From Mannerism to Baroque
The Passions of the Soul
The Allegorical Tradition

(Chapter 5 from John Rupert Martin)

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

Rembrandt, Captain Frans Banning Cocq Mustering His Company
("The Night Watch"), 1642

image source
Pieter de Hooch, Courtyard of a Dutch House , 1658

Pietro da Cortona, Glorification of the Reign of Urban VIII, 1633-1639

Gianlorenzo Bernini, David, 1621-25

image source
Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas, c. 1656

image source
Gianlorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 1647-52
Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

Baciccio (G. B. Gaulli), Triumph of the Name of Jesus, 1676-1679
ceiling fresco with stucco figures, Church of Il Gesù, Rome

Andrea Pozzo, Triumph of St. Ignatius Loyola
(Allegory of the Missionary Work of the Jesuits), 1691-1694
Fresco on the ceiling of the nave, Sant' Ignazio, Rome

Claude Lorraine, Seaport: The Embarkation of St. Ursula, 1641

Jacob van Ruisdael, View of Haarlem with Bleaching Grounds, c 1665

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Sant' Andrea al Quirinale, Rome, 1658-1670

Top of Page

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

© Chris Witcombe