Baroque Spain
Exam 2 will be posted on Saturday, April 7 and will be due Tuesday, April 10
Francisco de Zurbaran, Saint Francis in Meditation, 1635 - 1639.











Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Beheading Holofernes, c. 1614 - 1620.











Magdalen with Smoking Flame
Georges de La Tour, Magdalen with the Smoking Flame,
c. 1640.
Georges de La Tour, Joseph the Carpenter,
c. 1645.











Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew
Jusepe de Ribera, Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, 1634.
Francisco de Zurbaran, Saint Serapion, 1628.











Water Carrier of Seville

Diego Velazquez, Water Carrier of Seville, c. 1619.












Maids of Honor

Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor), 1656.




















Baroque Illusionistic Ceiling Painting


Two Baroque approaches to decorated ceilings:
Illusionistic ceiling composition = trompe l'oeil ceiling painting that uses the real architecture of the space to create the illusion of an open space
Quadro riportato = trompe l'oeil ceiling painting composed as if each scene were a framed easel painting
Giovanni Battista Gaulli, The Triumph of the Name of Jesus and the Fall of the Damned, 1672 - 1685.











Annibale Carracci, Ceiling of gallery, Palazzo Farnese, 1597 - 1601.


Frescoes in the Palazzo Farnese











Quadro riportato
Illusionistic ceiling composition
Guido Reni, Aurora, 1615 - 1618.
Guercino, Aurora, 1621 - 1623.











Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola and Giacomo della Porta, Santissimo Nome di Gesu, Rome, Italy, 1568 - 1580.











Triumph in the Name of Jesus and the Fall of the Damned

Giovanni Battista Gaull, The Triumph of the Name of Jesus and the Fall of the Damned, 1672 - 1685.


IHS = monogram of Jesus


Detail of Il Gesu ceiling