Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Baroque Key Works Focus


February 11: Baroque in Holland                                                                                                
Homework: Stoksdad 394-406
In Class: Naked and Nude: Rubens and Rembrandt

key terms: baroque, chiaroscuro, tenebrism, cinematic, tableau vivant

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 Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Theresa, (14-1), 1645-52, compare to Michelangelo, Pietà

I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron's point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it. The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God. The pain is not bodily, but spiritual; though the body has its share in it. It is a caressing of love so sweet which now takes place between the soul and God, that I pray God of His goodness to make him experience it who may think that I am lying" (Quoted everywhere, from St. Theresa's Autobiography.)
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Bernini, Cornaro Chapel (14-5) 

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Bernini,  Spectators  to Theresa's ecstasy, (14-4) 
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Caravaggio, The Calling of St. Matthew,14-8, 1599-1600 (compare to Michelangelo, Creation of Adam)
Caravaggio, Entombment, (4-9), 1603 (compare to Pietà, Death of Marat)
Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, (14-10), 1625

Rubens, Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, 1617
rubenesque


key terms: baroque, chiaroscuro, tenebrism, cinematic, tableau vivant


Pieter Paul Rubens, Raising of the Cross, (14-15), 1610-11




Rembrandt van Rijn, Captain Frans Banning Cocq mustering his Company, (14-21),Rembrandt van Rijn, The Night Watch (Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq), 1642, oil on canvas, 379.5 x 453.5 cm (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) 
and here, a flashmob recreates it! 


Rembrandt, Self Portrait 1658 (14-23) 
Rembrandt,  Self Portrait in the Studio, 1626





Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas, 1656

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Jan Vermeer, Woman holding a Balance, (14-25), 1664





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