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Reformation & Religious Wars: Baroque Art

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Kristin Palomares

on 17 July 2013

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Transcript of Reformation & Religious Wars: Baroque Art

Baroque Art
Reformation & Religious Wars
Daniel in the Lion's Den
Peter Paul Rubens
The Night Watch
Rembrandt
The Calling of
St. Matthew
Caravaggio
Judith & Holofernes
Gentileschi
Girl With The Pearl Earing
Vermeer
2 min
What are the common characteristics?
Turban
Turkish style
unique & exotic
blue = $ = not normally used
Pearl Earing
light catches heavy weight of drop earing
large size not common; possibly made up
historical tradition of comparing beautiful women to jewels
Outfit
ochre color = unique
not common Dutch style of the time
Signature
Portrait
Idealized subject
Sitter is unknown
May be 1st daughter who was 12-13 when this was painted
Not a portrait in the 17th century definition
Judith
Jewish widow of noble rank
Approached Holofernes tent as an emissary
After feasting on wine, she decapitates Holofernes with his own sword and then takes his head as a trophy
Holofernes
Assyrian general
Abra
maid
Allegory
Judith represents Judaism in triumph over its pagan enemy
http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/uffizi-gallery/artwork/judith-and-holofernes-artemisia-gentileschi/320503/#
Google Art Project
Gruesome
unique take
realistic
Caravaggio
St. Matthew
One of the twelve apostles
Author of 1st Gospel
Story found in the New Testament
Jewish tax collector who gave up his worldly possessions to follow God
Depicts moment when he realizes he has been called
Realism
Biblical scene in modern reality
Similar gesture to....
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
Chiaroscuro
Use of light & shadows
Sfumato
Smoky outline
Daniel
Old Testament
Condemned to spend the night in the lion's den for worshiping God rather than the Persian king
Depicts moment the following morning when the stone entrance is rolled away
Symbolizes the resurrection of Christ
Emotional
Achieved through realism and theatricality
lions stare directly at viewer = spectator shares space
life-size creation
Chiaroscuro & sfumato
Renowned
Colossal size (11ft by 14 ft)
Chiaroscuro
Perception of motion given traditional of static military portraits
Frans Banning Cocq
with lieutenant
leading company
Girl
Mascot/emblem
claws of dead chicken on belt = hook gun = defeated adversary
holding militia's goblet
yellow = victory
3 min
Pause on Portraits
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