By Germain Bazin
The 17th and eighteenth centuries have been years while the humanities of Western civilization reached their such a lot various and richest expression, whilst all the eu peoples invented the creative varieties most sensible suited to its personal genius. during this long-awaited quantity on Baroque and Rococo artwork, Germain Bazin, leader Curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris, strains the a number of achievements of these exuberant and paradoxical times—the wealth of masterpieces in sculpture, portray, structure, and ornamental arts that mirrored the expansive diverseness of the Baroque and Rococo inventive impulse.
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Great stream 23). of sacred and profane forms, allegories and narrative paintings flowed over the walls, vaults, and in other Italian largest share 21 is cities. Of of the palaces and churches in Rome and the decorative painters the one with the of genius was Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669). It is safe by Domenichino, Galleria Borghese, Rome, the calm of the commodesty with which the nudes are painted shows the feeling of restraint the sign of a mind that has turned towards Classicism. In Diana Hunting, position and the which ceilings The Martyrs St Cecilia, 22 St Valerian and St Tiburzio by Orazio with an Angel, Gentileschi, Brera, Milan, is a good example of the refinement of feeling of which Caravaggism was capable.
43). more lovable kind of piety, attractive He was one of the few to allow himself to express feminine gentleness most Baroque of -^who these painters was Juan Valdes Leal specialized, like certain Italians, in Alonso Cano was more conventional. 56 Spanish painters and tenderness. The (1 622-1 690), 'temperamental painting'. ^i F*^ ~"*^flfl ft B - | | B * k. *. -S-Cl . j2 Si^ Jfe $?? 9 i S^P E fe P^l P* Ribera was a strange mixture in him the instinct for cruelty characteristic of the Neapolitan School was pushed to the point of masochism yet other works of his, like this Saint Agnes in Prison, Gemaldegalerie, Dresden, are filled with the feeling for femininity that 41 : ; characterizes the Seville School.
The cities of the Italian provinces, though declined from the pilot function they had fulfilled in earlier times, maintained an attitude of considerable independence towards informed about it. Some artists, and Carlo Dolci (1616-1686) Roman art, while keeping well such as Cristofano Allori in Florence, (1 577-1621) and in Bologna Sassoferrato (1609-168 5), took refuge in an archaism that appeared to disregard the march of painted still At Bergamo, time. still lifes Evaristo Baschenis with musical instruments (III 26), (1 607-1 677) and these were fundamentally Mannerist.
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