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A.P Art History Chapter 24: Baroque Art
24-2 Title: Faade of Saint Peters Artist: Carlo Maderno Date: 1606-1612 Style: Italian Baroque Medium: Travertine stone Location: Vatican City, Italy Context: One effect of the faade and lengthened nave is to screen the view of the dome, so that the building, from the front, has no vertical feature, except from a distance
24-4 Title: Aerial view of Saint Peters Artist: - Date: 1506-1666 Style: Italian Baroque Medium: - Location: Vatican City, Italy Context: -had to include an ancient obelisk the Roman's brought from Egypt, and a fountain by Maderno.
24-9 Title: Ecstasy of Saint Teresa Artist: Gianlorenzo Bernini Date: 1645 - 1652 Style: Italian Baroque Medium: Marble Location: Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome, Italy Context: Was extremely controversial for the sexual emotions depicted in the statue.
24-10 Title: Facade of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Artist: Francesco Borromini Date: 1665-1676 Style: Italian Baroque Medium: - Location: Rome, Italy Context: Faade doesn't match up with rest of building, is rebelling against Renaissance perfection
24-19 Title: The Calling of St Matthew Artist: Caravaggio Date: 1597-1601 Style: Italian Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: San Luigi dei Francesi,Rome, Italy Context: Matthew was a Jewish tax collector sometimes also known as Levi the toll collector. Avaricious and presumably money-mad, Matthew was to give up his worldly possessions and take to the straight and narrow path when Jesus called him into his service while Matthew was working at the tax collector's stand at the Capernaum.
24-21 Title: Judith Beheading Holofernes Artist: Artemisia Gentileschi Date: 1614-1620 Style: Italian Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Florence, Italy Context: In an era when female painters were not easily accepted, Gentileschi was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arti del Disegno in Florence. !
24-27 Title: Glorification of Saint Ignatius Artist: Fra Andrea Pozzo Date: 1691-1694 Style: Italian Baroque Medium: - Location: SantIgnazio, Rome, Italy Context: Shows the heavens above the church opening to allow the entrance of Saint Ignatius. Saint Ignatius is being carried to Christ. He is flanked by four figures that represent the corners of the world.
24-33 Title: Las Meninas Artist: Diego Velzquez Date: 1656 Style: Spanish Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain Context: A portrait of the Infanta Margarita, daughter of Felipe IV (1605-1665), surrounded by her servants or family in a hall of Madrids Alczar Palace.
24-36 Title: Arrival of Marie de Medici at Marseilles Artist: Peter Paul Rubens Date: 1622-1625 Style: Flemish Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Louvre, Paris, France Context: the picture is a bit more allegorical than directly truthful, if that wasnt clear from first glance. When you look at this picture, the idea Rubens really wants us to take away is that Marie de Medicis arrival in France was a big deal.
24-38 Title: Birth of Venus Artist: Anthony van Dyck Date: 1635 Style: Flemish Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Louvre, Paris, France Context: It depicts Charles dressed in civilian clothing and standing next to a horse as if resting on a hunt.
24-42 Title: Archers of St. Hadrian Artist: Frans Hals Date: 1633 Style: Dutch Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem Context: Archer's of Saint Hadrian, is typical in that the subject is one of the many Dutch civic militia groups that claimed credit for liberating the Dutch Republic from Spain.
24-45 Title: The Night Watch Artist: Rembrandt Date: 1642 Style: Dutch Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Rijksmuseum, Netherlands Context: It is evident that the scene takes place in daylight, with the sun streaming down from the top left. A further cleaning completed in 1980 showed that the tones are predominantly cool.
24-49 Title: Self-Portrait Artist: Judith Leyster Date: 1630 Style: Dutch Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: National Gallery of art, Washington D.C, U.S Context: The artiest draw herself as a way to advertise her craft
24-53 Title: The Art of Painting Artist: Johannes Vermeer Date: 1670-1675 Style: Dutch Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria Context: The artist observes his model, who is dressed as Clio, the muse of history; Clio wears a crown of laurel on her head to denote honor, glory, and eternal life
24-55 Title: Vanitas Still Life Artist:Pieter Claesz Date: 1630s Style: Dutch Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Germanisches National museum, Nuremberg, Germany Context: Pieter Claesz uses various items to showcase the notion of memento moro; for example the overturned glass, drained to the very last drop, seems to symbolize the briefness of worldly pleasures.
24-65 Title: Portrait of Louis XIV Artist: Hyacinthe Rigaud Date: 1701 Style: French Baroque Medium: Oil on canvas Location: Louvre, Paris, France Context:, Louis XIV's ceremonial robes, elegant stance, and haughty expression proclaim his power over France.
24-67 Title: Versailles Artist: - Date: Begun in 1669 Style: French Baroque Medium: - Location: Versailles, France Context: Built for Louis XIV court, he wanted to keep them in his place as a way to control them.
24-74 Title: New Saint Pauls Cathedral Artist: Sir Christopher Wren Date: 1675-1710 Style: English Baroque Medium: - Location: London, England Context: Built in place for the old Saint Paul, which burned down in the great fire of 1666.