The paintings that I have viewed from the Baroque period clearly represent a lot more detail if observed more in detail they not only represent the painter but also the message that is being conveyed by each art that I have viewed from that period. The painting of this period are distinguished not only by their rare presentation of surrounding, but also by their message, which the painter's have successfully presented. Surveys painting, sculpture, and architecture in the "Age of Grandeur" as they reflect the spiritual, political, and national undercurrents of emerging Europe in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Baroque period, era in the history of the Western arts roughly, coinciding with the 17th century. Its earliest manifestations, which occurred in Italy, date from the latter decades of the 16th century, while in some regions, notably Germany and colonial South America, certain of its culminating achievements did not occur until the 18th century.
With a new emphasis on the science, people like Philippo Brunelleschi were accomplishing great feats of artistic and architectural design. The new Renaissance “style” that emerged during this period called upon the classical roots of ancient Greece and Rome but new scientific understanding and a stronger emphasis on the individual also influenced the works created during this period.Bibliography Rice Jr., Eugene F.; Anthony Grafton. The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559. W. W. Norton & Company. New York, NY, 1993.
France became a powerhouse of Baroque style and with the help of its monarch at the time, Louis XIV, helped it establish its place in history. French Baroque: Exemplifying A Fashion “Baroque” is a term stemming from Portuguese meaning “a misshapen, irregular pearl”. It is also a term describing a time period that Karla Neilson notes “is marked with flamboyance, drama, and boisterous ornamentation” and is an “energetic continuation of the renaissance style” (313). Depending on the source exact dates vary, but Neilson states that the Baroque period dates from around 1580-1750. It is the dominant style of what is known as the Counter Reformation .
The change between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is best shown through the art and architecture, demonstrated specifically through an emphasis on religion and classical antiquity, both suggesting a clear cultural change. The culture of both of these eras was greatly shaped by the studies of humanism and theology. The transformation of cultural studies from theology to philology greatly impacted art and is shown through many paintings from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. During the Renaissance, there was a big focus change from religious figures to the human life (Class Notes). This is shown through many paintings, like the Crucifixion of St Peter by Michelangelo.
Many people attribute this time period as the beginning of the modernization of man. Along with every aspect the Renaissance modified, these innovations advanced art from how it once was illustrated to completely new heights. Just as the other artists from this time, Giovanni Bellini portrayed these techniques through his work. Recognized by his oil paintings, Bellini utilized shadow and light in most of his landscapes and figures. One painting in particular that is an example of how he used this along with perspective is in the “Feast of Gods”.
The most magnificent of all was Louis XIV of France. Louis ruled from 1634 until 1713. During this time the need to create a national culture or a regional style that would match or surpass the elsewhere created cultural models was pressed for. When looking at Baroque architecture it is noticeable that the sculptures and paintings are never still: they are twisted, moving, struggling, and dramatically lighted. Paintings of the Baroque Era focused more on dramatic subjects and experimented with dramatic lighting.
The „Baroque art period“ was a very important time in the history of art. It was the time after the High Renaissance. The Baroque era was the result of the dramatic changes in the High Renaissance and of a counter-reformation from the protestant movement. After the Baroque style, a new style developed during the 18th century in Spain called Rococo, which is a humorous alteration of Rocaille, or Late Baroque. Especially leaders such as Louis XV, which was Louis XIVs son, represent the Rococo style through their monumental buildings, such as the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, and its furniture.
How religious upheaval of the 16th century had an impact on Baroque art. The late 16th century, was a time for great reform and exciting new ideas in the music world, but it was also a popular time for art reform. In fact, the baroque period was named after a popular architectural style of time which was a french word for . Just as composers were beginning to rebel against styles that were prevalent during the late renaissance, different techniques of art were also being mastered. It was also when European monarchies were attempting to outdo one another by employing composers from their land to their courts where they were basically servants that were to compose music for any requested occasion.
The society’s atmosphere was starting to change and became accepting of artistic experimentation and innovation. Interest in art was also greatly increased in many places. Examples of certain Renaissance artists include Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. A very famous piece of art which represents humanist ideas during the Renaissance is the Mona Lisa. What can be concluded about art during the humanist movements during the Renaissance is that new innovative methods were being incorporated.
It was around in 19th century when after a series of writings, baroque art could finally be considered as vital and different from renaissance art. The baroque era is sometimes roughly divided into three phases, early baroque (1590-1625), high baroque (1625-1660) and late baroque (1660-1725), in which late baroque is also sometimes called rococo. Baroque art pieces contain dramatic compositions, are highly detailed for beautification and most importantly, have emotionally charged subject matter to give its viewers an intense viewing experience. Baroque art pieces, murals etc. are usually found in churches and cathedrals throughout Italy and rest of the Europe because the roman catholic church of the 17th century knew that this kind of subject matter and art, and this kind of style will definitely drive back the viewers, promote church and give and impression of power.