The author introduces the reader to the essential qualities of Baroque art, telling how mannerism was finally supplanted by Caravaggio's naturalism ...Show synopsisThe author introduces the reader to the essential qualities of Baroque art, telling how mannerism was finally supplanted by Caravaggio's naturalism and relating the new acceptance of sensual experience to a new curiosity about human psychology and the inner life. He discusses attitudes to antiquity and the profound effect of the Copernican revolution through which the artist's vision of light and time dramatically altered, to create a sense of infinite space coupled with an intensifying awareness of mutability and change. Throughout, he emphasizes this century's balance between the secular and the religious, an equilibrium which allowed spiritual or mystical qualities to permeate even the most apparently mundane of genre paintings, which is the great distinguishing feature of Baroque art.Hide synopsis
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Description:Bound, cloth with dustjacket, 367pp., 24x16cm., ills. in b/w.,...Bound, cloth with dustjacket, 367pp., 24x16cm., ills. in b/w., good copy. ISBN 0713909269. This is a nonchronological introduction to Baroque, one of the great periods of European art. John Martin's descriptions of the essential characteristics of the Baroque help one to gain an understanding of the style. His illustrations are informative and he has clearly looked with a fresh eye at the works of art themselves. In addition to the more than 200 illustrations, the volume contains an appendix of translated documents.
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