The Art of Movement and Emotion

In this exhibit, there are pieces that are of the Baroque style.  They show intense amount of movement, emotion, and energy.  There are also vivid colors with great contrast between the colors and between the lightness and the darkness within each piece.  Most of the art that is in this exhibit is from the 17th and 18th centuries while there is one piece from the 19th century.  The theme of this exhibit is movement.  This exhibit will show how a two-dimensional still painting can express and convey vast amounts of movement through the use of line, color, value, and light.

Although this is a sculpture and does not use color, it is a piece of Baroque sculpture. I have included this sculpture because of how the free flowing forms of the subject matter and the lines that are created by the folds in the fabric that the forms are wearing aid in showing contrast and how they help aid the eye's movement throughout the piece. The movement in this piece comes from the free flowing lines and lines that the forms make. The emotion in this piece comes from the expressions that the Giuliani gave the forms and how their bodies are positioned and react with each other.
This piece is included in this exhibit because of how Presto uses the primary colors in contrast with darker colors and values. It is also included in this exhibit because of how the lines he uses causes a sense of movement that is representative of the Baroque period. the expressions that he uses on the faces of the forms are how Presto adds the emotion to this piece.
I included this piece in my exhibit because of how Giordano uses color and light. The use of bright light and highlights on the top part of the piece along with the use of the primary colors create a great contrast from the bottom half of the piece which uses darker values and more neutral colors. These ideas along with the lines that are used by the artist, actual and implied, create a sense of movement and emotion that is characteristic of the Baroque period.
This piece is included in this exhibit because of how Mei uses the primary colors to show contrast between Christ, the main subject matter, and the rest of the characters in the piece and how he uses the full value scale convey emotion and movement. The strong use of implied lines aid in the conveying of movement, emotion, and of the importance of Christ within the piece
This piece by Gentileschi is included in this exhibit because of how he uses lines to guide our eyes to where he wants the ficus of the piece t be and how he uses the focus of the piece to convey emotion. The expressions of the faces of the forms show very specific emotion and the use of color, value, and strong, sharp contrasts between light and dark strengthen the emotion that is in this piece.
This sculpture is included in this exhibit because of how Foggini uses the forms to create lines and in turn to create the sense of movement and struggle and pain. He also uses the faces of the forms to strengthen the emotion that forms are feeling in the piece. His attention to detail and the use of free flowing forms combine to add value to the piece which adds in the conveyance of movement.
This piece is a counter-piece for the rest of the Baroque pieces, because, although it is in the Baroque style, it is not from the typical Baroque period. This piece also does not use vivid colors to help portray movement. It does use lots of lines and value to express movement within the subject matter of the piece.
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