April 13
More Baroque





Gianlorenzo Bernini.  David. 1623.


invisible complement = a compositional element that is implied rather than physically present







Donatello David
Michelangelo David
Bernini David
Donatello. David. c. 1425 - 1430.
Michelangelo. David. 1501-4.
Gianlorenzo Bernini. David. 1623.







Caravaggio. The Calling of Saint Matthew. 1599-1600.







Caravaggio. The Conversion of St. Paul. 1601.

chiaroscuro = contrast between light and dark
tenebrism = the use of strong chiaroscuro and artificially illuminated areas to create a dramatic contrast of light and dark in a painting







Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesci, Rome.







David with the Head of Goliath

Caravaggio.   David with the Head of Goliath.  1610.







Artemisia Gentileschi. Judith Beheading Holofernes. c. 1620.
Cumming, Robert. Great Artists. New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1998.







Judith Slaying Holofernes

Caravaggio. Judith Slaying Holofernes.  c. 1599.







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







Jan Vermeer. The Kitchen Maid. c. 1658.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.







Salon de la Princesse

Germin Boffrand.  Salon de la Princesse, Hotel de Soubise.  Begun 1732.

rococo = 18th century style characterized by fanciful curved asymmetrical forms, elaborate ornamentation, opulence, grace and playfulness








Louis Le-Vau and Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Palais de Versailles. 1668 -1685.

Louis XIV

Hyacinthe Rigaud. Louis XIV. 1701.
Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Twelfth ed. Vol. 1. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 2005. 2 vols.







Versailles Palace







Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Charles Le Brun.  Hall of Mirrors, Palais de Versailles.  Begun 1678.  Approx. 240' in length.


The Hall of Mirrors virtual tour







Marie Antoinette's Bedroom

Marie Antoinette's Bedroom at Versailles