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Art is the lie that

enables us to realize the


truth. Pablo Picasso

Baroque means irregular or pearl


shaped in Spanish and in Europe it
has the definition of deformed ,
unusual or absurd.
The idea of baroque buildings was
conceived by mixing different
styles from different eras .

In fine art, the term baroque is


derived from the word
BAROCCO, which means
IRREGULAR PEARL or
STONE.

How do we
recognize
BAROQUE art?

Baroque Architecture Characteristics:


*Ground plans were more oval.
*Nave It is the pathway/entrance that
leads you to the alter.
*Colonnade is a row of pillars

*Movement was produced by giving the building


curves on the exterior walls.
*Motifs and Dcor the size of volutes, scrolls, acanthus
was increased. It gave a newer look.
*A tower was placed on top having no structural reason
except for decoration.
MILES

Dynamic style of
baroque art and
the Artists

BERNINI:
Bernini was an all rounded designer
(an artist, sculptor and architect). His
styles were big, bold and he liked to
focus on the enlarged scrolls and
volutes with big pillars and arches

MILES

Andrea Mantegna

Artemisia Gentileschi

CAITLIN

Baroque art evokes emotion and passion


Baroque artworks are exaggerated, there
is a sense of movement, energy and
tension.
There is a strong sense of light and dark.
2 main forms of baroque which can be
seen
-Focuses mainly on the religious tensions
between Roman Catholicism and
Protestantism.
CAITLIN

St Sebastian. An incredibly famous man


who was killed for being a Christian. The
reason for his fame is that he converted and
cured so many people. He was tied and
shot at with arrows, however he didnt die
and when this was found out he was later
clubbed to death. There are many
variations of this painting
-chiaroscuro, light and dark, energy and
tension

CAITLIN

-The second style wasnt part of the


religios propaganda and the artist strove
to realistically present people off the
street. It was more popular in Flemmish
countries. The main artists from this style
were Carvaggio, Rembrandt and
Vermeer.

CAITLIN

CAITLIN