Baroque Spain & Flanders
 
Exam 2 will be posted on Friday, October 26 and will be due Monday, October 29
Gianlorenzo Bernini, Saint Teresa of Avila in Ecstacy, 1645 - 1652.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Saint Teresa of Avila in Ecstacy, 1645 - 1652.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from The Life of St. Teresa:

...Beside me, on the left hand, appeared an angel in bodily form, such as I am not in the habit of seeing except rarely. In his hands I saw a great golden spear, and at the iron tip there appeared to be a point on fire. This he plunged into my heart several times so that it penetrated to my entrails. When he plunged it out, I felt that he took them with it, and left me utterly consumed by the great love of God. The pain was so severe that it made me utter several moans. The sweetness caused by this intense pain is so extreme that one cannot possibly wish it to cease, or is anyone's soul then content with anything but God. This is not physical, but a spiritual pain, though the body has some share in it- even a considerable share. So gentle is this wooing which takes place between God and the soul that if anyone thinks I am lying, I pray God to grant him some experience of it.

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Saint Teresa of Avila in Ecstacy, 1645 - 1652.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardinal Federico Cornaro and members of the Cornaro family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Aurora
Aurora
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 Gauli, The Triumph of the Name of Jesus and the Fall of the Damned, 1672 - 1685.

 

IHS = monogram of Jesus

 

Detail of Il Gesu ceiling