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Victoria Charles,Carl Klaus

Baroque Art

The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. Baroque art was artists’ response to the Catholic Church’s demand for solemn grandeur following the Council of Trent, and through its monumentality and grandiloquence it seduced the great European courts. Amongst the Baroque arts, architecture has, without doubt, left the greatest mark in Europe: the continent is dotted with magnificent Baroque churches and palaces, commissioned by patrons at the height of their power. The works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini of the Southern School and Peter Paul Rubens of the Northern School alone show the importance of this artistic period. Rich in images encompassing the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture, this work offers a complete insight into this passionate period in the history of art.
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  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    El Greco had a clear influence on Paul Cézanne and can be called the spiritual father of Impressionism, because if anything met the sentiments at the start of the twentieth century then it was the visionary expression of his pictures and their sense of religiosity.
  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    Narciso Tomé, El Transparente, 1721-1732.
    Polychrome marble, bronze and stucco, h: 30 m.
    Catedral Santa María, Toledo.
  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted6 years ago
    The stiff Spanish ceremonies and the depressing atmosphere of the Spanish Court could hardly be better displayed than by dampened colours. A comparison to this depression can be seen in the pictures of his great contemporary Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

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