This artwork reflects many of the characteristics of baroque art. The statue is very dramatic as well as the extravagance that defined not only the art of the period but the architecture of the time. This is especially appropriate for this statue as it reflects the lavish palace of versailles the man it depicts (Louis XIV) funded.
In this sculpture there is a definite contrast between the white robe and the darkness of the pope. The shadows created through the multi layered nature of this sculpture are very characteristic of the baroque period.
This sculpture reflects baroque art through the dramatic contrast between christ and the white cross, and the detailed shadows created on the statue. The isolation of the two parts is characteristic even if it is only visual as they are connected.
This sculpture of Louis XIV has an ornateness to it with all of the curved lines that would deceive you into thinking that it is as soft as a sheet but it is in stone.
This artwork by Peter Paul Rubens is very dramatized, and it also has the main figures completely isolated from the background through the use of contrasting the light and the dark.
In this 17th century painting depicting Christ being entombed after he was crucified has many characteristics of baroque art including the dramatic but realistic expressions on the faces of all in the picture leading to an emotionally intense painting.
This 17th century painting by rubens is multi layered as all parts are isolated from each other. This is a common characteristic of many contemperary artworks. The way it is painted almost out of focus intentionally adds an ornate sense to it.
This painting is a self portrait painted towards the end of Rubens' life. The is a major contrast between light and dark with himself as a center; completely isolated from the background.
This artwork displays many Rococo characteristics. It has a ornateness about it but different from Baroque in that it is much lighter and doesn't carry the same depth as Baroque art.
This painting embodies the fragile yet extravagant nature of the Rococo period. It emphasizes lighter colors to avoid setting a dark mood or tone.
This painting utilizes gentle curves and warm colors to provide an elegant feel. The painting almost reflects more of a Baroque style in the isolation of the different component.
In the background of this 18th century painting by Boucher you can see the C and S shaped curves that are often evident. Paired with the light feel this is a great example of its period.
This painting is representative of the characteristics present in much of the artwork in its era. It has isolated ideas with curved lines promoting an elegant feel.
I included this painting because it differs from most Rococo artwork with its dark mood. However the curved background with the c shaped pattern is still charecteristic of the period.
This painting displays an elegant contrast between light and dark prominent in the main part of the painting, while the background is more curved.
This mid 18th century painting is a prime example of Rococo artwork. It showcases a light elegance backed by a curved background. These backgrounds seem common in paintings by Fragonard.
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