Baroque Italy
Caravaggio, David with the Head of Goliath, 1606.











Renaissance vs. Mannerist Styles
  • Sought equilibrium
  • Sought instability
  • Harmonious
  • Dissonant
  • Reasonable
  • Emotional
  • Realistic
  • Imaginiative
Jacopo da Pontormo, Entombment of Christ, 1525 - 1528.











Characteristics of Mannerism:
  • Extraordinary technical skill
  • Elegant composition
  • Irrational spatial effects
  • Figures with elongated proportions, exaggerated pose, and enigmatic gestures
  • Erotic imagery
Rosso Fiorentino, Marriage of the Virgin, 1523.











Madonna with the Long Neck
Titian, Pesaro Madonna, 1526.
Parmigianino, Madonna with the Long Neck, 1534 - 1540.










Andrea Mantengna, Detail of the ceiling of the Camera degli Sposi, 1465 - 1474.
Correggio, Assumption of the Virgin, 1526 - 1530. Dome of the Cathedral of Parma, Italy












Titian, Venus of Urbino, c. 1538.




















allegory = an image that symbolically illustrates an idea, concept, or principle, often moral or religious
"The moral is that folly blinds one to the jealousy and fraud of sensual love, which time reveals." - Janson's History of Art
Bronzino, Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, c. 1546.











Feast in the House of Levi

Veronese, Feast in the House of Levi, 1573. Oil on canvas approx, 18' 6" X 42' 6".











Feast in the House of Levi
Leonardo, The Last Supper, 1495 - 1498.
Veronese, Feast in the House of Levi, 1573.





















Andrea del Castagno, Last Supper, c. 1445 - 1450.
Tintoretto, The Last Supper, 1592 - 1594.