Archivo de la etiqueta: Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Baroque Painter & Diplomat Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish diplomat and one of the most influential artists of all time. Everywhere you look in the history of art you will find traces of Rubens. Some are obvious: Cézanne’s bathers are exercises in Rubensian … Seguir leyendo

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1692)

Spirituality & Social Reality Today Murillo is not as greatly esteemed as that demigod of 17th-century Spanish art, Velásquez — but he once was. The youngest of 14 children, and himself a devout father of nine, he spent his entire career in his … Seguir leyendo

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Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Rembrandt – Dutch Baroque The most famous of the Dutch Baroque artist is Rembrandt van Rijn. While many Dutch and Flemish artists of the period were very specialized, focusing on only one type of painting, Rembrandt had great success painting … Seguir leyendo

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Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Caravaggio, the Baroque’s great anti-hero, has become one of the most important figures in the history of Western art. He is celebrated for his revolutionary use of contrasting light and dark – chiaroscuro – which anticipated … Seguir leyendo

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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)

Velázquez_La Meninas_1656 Las Meninas (The Maids of Honour) is one of the most profound and enigmatic paintings in the world.  It is at once a self-portrait, and a portrait of Philip’s five-year-old daughter, the Infanta Margarita Teresa, who stands in … Seguir leyendo

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