Baroque Art Comparison Essay by Neatwriter

Baroque Art
An analysis of Baroque art, including a comparison between Peter Paul Rubens and Caravaggio.
# 62763 | 1,131 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 12, 2005 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Painting)

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This paper discusses the Baroque style of art that came about following the Renaissance period. The paper examines the artistic styles that made this period so unique. The paper introduces one of the most talented and gifted painters in Italy during this time, Michelangelo de Meris, also known as Caravaggio. The paper describes one of his most famous paintings, "The Madonna of Loreto" that reveals the true nature of the Baroque period. The paper also discusses the brilliant Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens who shared with his counterparts in Italy the desire to develop and spread the Baroque style.
The Madonna of Loreto
Peter Paul Rubens
The Journey of Marie de Medici
Helen Fourment and Her Children

From the Paper:

"The artistic period known as the Renaissance continued without any sharp stylistic changes well into the 17th and 18th centuries; however, the art of this later period is often called Baroque, although there is no single Baroque style or set of stylistic ideals. Yet within the last one hundred years or so, Baroque has taken on the overall designation for the art of the period from circa 1600 to 1750. More recently, scholars have come to understand that Baroque styles were very different from those linked to the Renaissance. For example, during the Renaissance, art tended to be rather static, but during the Baroque, art became very dynamic and encompassed passion, opulence, a taste for the theatrical and introduced the virtuoso, being an artist that stood out from his contemporaries as a truly gifted genius."

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