Baroque Art : Baroque Renaissance

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Baroque Art After the idealism of the Renaissance during the 1400-1530’s and the Mannerism of the 1530-1600’s Baroque art found itself as the dominant style of art during the decade of the 1600-1700’s. The term Baroque derives from the Portuguese ‘barocco’ term, or irregular peal or stone – It describes a fairly complex idiom which originated in Rome and became popular during the time period in which Baroque art was prominent which embraced painting, sculpture and architecture. The Baroque style quite nicely reflected the religious tensions of the decade, one of the most markedly the desire of the Catholic Church in Rome to reassert itself in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. Across Europe many high figures in the Catholic…show more content…
There are at least 3 different styles of Baroque art, consisting of the religious grandeur which consisted of an extravagant and melodramatic style of religious arts, a greater realism style that focused on giving paintings a more life-like feel, and Easel Art which was a glossy form of genre-painting – or pictures depicting situations and scenes of everyday life – aimed at the prosperous bourgeois householder. Despite the Catholic Church’s heavy relevance in Baroque art, in Protestant areas such as Holland there the Baroque style had much less religious content and instead focused on appealing to growing aspirations of the merchant and middle classes. Gian Lorenzo Bernini & the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa Gian Lorenzo Bernini is regarded as possibly one of the greatest scultor’s of the 17th century, as well as an outstanding architect during his time. He is considered the man who devised the style of Baroque style of sculpting, mastering it to such a degree that other sculptors could only dream of becoming as great as Bernini. His career started apprenticing under his father, Pietro Bernini, who was a
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