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Baroque

The drama of deep color and shadow

16001725

The drama of deep color and shadow

In response to the political and societal change of the reformation and the counter-reformation the Baroque was a calculated image campaign by the catholic church to keep and retains its members, power, and influence. The byproduct of this cultural campaign/branding is a redesigning of how cities are planned, built, and structured. To make itself attractive the church commissioned grandiose buildings, sculptures, paintings and piazzas to promote itself and show off its power.

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Portrait of a Man with a Gloved Hand

Portrait of a Man with a Gloved Hand

Anthony van Dyck1540
Church of the Gesù

Church of the Gesù

Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola Giacomo della Porta1568-1580
Boy Peeling Fruit

Boy Peeling Fruit

Caravaggio1592
Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller

Caravaggio1594
The Flight Into Egypt

The Flight Into Egypt

Caravaggio1590-1595
The Musicians

The Musicians

Caravaggio1595
Narcissus

Narcissus

Caravaggio1594-1596
Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Caravaggio1595-1596
Bacchus

Bacchus

Caravaggio1596
Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto

Caravaggio1597
Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Caravaggio1597
The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew

The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio1599
Calling of Saint Matthew

Calling of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio1600
Conversion on the way to Damascus

Conversion on the way to Damascus

Caravaggio1600-1601
Cupid as Victor

Cupid as Victor

Caravaggio1601
The Sacrifice of Isaac

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Caravaggio1601-1602
Supper at Emmaus (1602)

Supper at Emmaus (1602)

Caravaggio1602
The Entombment of Christ

The Entombment of Christ

Caravaggio1602-1603
John the Baptist in the Wilderness

John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Caravaggio1604
Supper at Emmaus (1606)

Supper at Emmaus (1606)

Caravaggio1606
Madonna of the Rosary

Madonna of the Rosary

Peter Paul Rubens1607
David with the Head of Goliath (1607)

David with the Head of Goliath (1607)

Caravaggio1607
Still life with Venetian glass, Römer wine glass and a candle

Still life with Venetian glass, Römer wine glass and a candle

Clara Peeters1607
Raising of Lazarus

Raising of Lazarus

Caravaggio1609
David with the Head of Goliath (1610)

David with the Head of Goliath (1610)

Caravaggio1610
John the Baptist

John the Baptist

Caravaggio1610
Susanna and the Elders

Susanna and the Elders

Artemisia Gentileschi1610
CaravaggioPortrait of Caravaggio

Caravaggio

How a murderer invented Baroque painting

1571-1610
Table with Orange, Olives and Pie

Table with Orange, Olives and Pie

Clara Peeters1611
Still Life with Sparrow Hawk, Fowl, Porcelain and Shells

Still Life with Sparrow Hawk, Fowl, Porcelain and Shells

Clara Peeters1611
Still Life with Fish, Candle, Artichokes, Crabs and Shrimp

Still Life with Fish, Candle, Artichokes, Crabs and Shrimp

Clara Peeters1611
Still Life with Flowers and Gold Cups of Honour

Still Life with Flowers and Gold Cups of Honour

Clara Peeters1612
Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels

Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels

Clara Peeters1615
The Goat Amalthea with the Infant Jupiter and a Faun

The Goat Amalthea with the Infant Jupiter and a Faun

Gian Lorenzo Bernini1615
Self-portrait as a Female Martyr

Self-portrait as a Female Martyr

Artemisia Gentileschi1615
Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

Artemisia Gentileschi1615-1617
Head of Medusa

Head of Medusa

Peter Paul Rubens1617-1618
Judith and her Maidservant

Judith and her Maidservant

Artemisia Gentileschi1618-1619
Still Life of Fish and Cat

Still Life of Fish and Cat

Clara Peeters1620
The Head of an Old Man

The Head of an Old Man

Anthony van Dyck1618-1620
Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Artemisia Gentileschi1613-1620
Judith Beheading Holofernes

Judith Beheading Holofernes

Artemisia Gentileschi1614-1620
Study Head of a Young Woman

Study Head of a Young Woman

Anthony van Dyck1618-1620
Jael and Sisera

Jael and Sisera

Artemisia Gentileschi1620
Perseus Releases Andromeda

Perseus Releases Andromeda

Peter Paul Rubens1622
Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Prince of Oneglia

Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Prince of Oneglia

Anthony van Dyck1624
Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus and Icarus

Anthony van Dyck1615-1625
Still Life with Cheeses, Artichoke, and Cherries

Still Life with Cheeses, Artichoke, and Cherries

Clara Peeters1625
St Jerome

St Jerome

Trophime Bigot1630
Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid

Artemisia Gentileschi1625-1630
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Judith Leyster1630
Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

Anthony van Dyck1628-1630
A Market Stall with a Young Woman Giving a Basket of Grapes to an Older Woman

A Market Stall with a Young Woman Giving a Basket of Grapes to an Older Woman

Louise Moillon1630
Bowl of Lemons and Oranges on a Box of Wood Shavings and Pomegranates

Bowl of Lemons and Oranges on a Box of Wood Shavings and Pomegranates

Louise Moillon1630
Apricots in a ceramic bowl, with plums on a stone ledge

Apricots in a ceramic bowl, with plums on a stone ledge

Louise Moillon1631
The Raising of Lazarus

The Raising of Lazarus

Rembrandt van Rijn1632
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt van Rijn1632
Descent from the Cross

Descent from the Cross

Rembrandt van Rijn1633
The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

Rembrandt van Rijn1633
Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Rembrandt van Rijn1633
The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

Rembrandt van Rijn1634
The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs

The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs

Georges de La Tour1630-1634
Esther before Ahasuerus

Esther before Ahasuerus

Artemisia Gentileschi1628-1635
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Gian Lorenzo Bernini1630-1635
Henrietta Maria

Henrietta Maria

Anthony van Dyck1632-1635
The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

Artemisia Gentileschi1635
Charles I

Charles I

Anthony van Dyck1635-1636
Still-Life with Fruit

Still-Life with Fruit

Louise Moillon1637
Charles Louis, Elector Palatine

Charles Louis, Elector Palatine

Anthony van Dyck1637
Hélène Fourment in a Fur Robe

Hélène Fourment in a Fur Robe

Peter Paul Rubens1636-1638
Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Artemisia Gentileschi1638
The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller

Georges de La Tour1633-1639
The Newborn Christ

The Newborn Christ

Georges de La Tour1640
The Repentant Magdalene

The Repentant Magdalene

Georges de La Tour1635-1640
Sir Kenelm Digby

Sir Kenelm Digby

Anthony van Dyck1640
Still Life with Crab, Shrimps and Lobster

Still Life with Crab, Shrimps and Lobster

Clara Peeters1635-1640
The Penitent Magdalene

The Penitent Magdalene

Georges de La Tour1640
The Magdalene with the Smoking Flame

The Magdalene with the Smoking Flame

Georges de La Tour1638-1640
Peter Paul RubensPortrait of Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens

A great painter — but a perfect entrepreneur

1577-1640
Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes

Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes

Trophime Bigot1640
St. Sebastian Aided by St. Irene

St. Sebastian Aided by St. Irene

Trophime Bigot1640
Anthony van DyckPortrait of Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck

Foppish men, elegant women, and cavalier style

1599-1641
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Anthony van Dyck1640-1641
Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

Trophime Bigot1642
The Hundred Guilder Print

The Hundred Guilder Print

Rembrandt van Rijn1649
The Man with the Golden Helmet

The Man with the Golden Helmet

Rembrandt van Rijn1650
Still life with fish, oysters and shrimps

Still life with fish, oysters and shrimps

Clara Peeters1650
The Education of the Virgin

The Education of the Virgin

Georges de La Tour1650
Trophime Bigot

Trophime Bigot

Candle Master

1579-1650
Boy Singeing a Bat's Wings

Boy Singeing a Bat's Wings

Trophime Bigot1650
Clement de Jonghe, Printseller

Clement de Jonghe, Printseller

Rembrandt van Rijn1651
Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Gian Lorenzo Bernini1647-1652
Georges de La Tour

Georges de La Tour

A Caravaggisti embraces silence

1593-1652
Diana and her Companions

Diana and her Companions

Johannes Vermeer1653-1654
Apollo and Daphne

Apollo and Daphne

Gian Lorenzo Bernini1622-1655
Artemisia GentileschiPortrait of Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

Heads will roll

1593-1656
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

Johannes Vermeer1654-1656
Baby Jesus and St. Anthony of Padua

Baby Jesus and St. Anthony of Padua

Elisabetta Sirani1656
The Procuress

The Procuress

Johannes Vermeer1656
Officer and Laughing Girl

Officer and Laughing Girl

Johannes Vermeer1657
A Maid Asleep

A Maid Asleep

Johannes Vermeer1656-1657
Clara PeetersPortrait of Clara Peeters

Clara Peeters

A mysterious woman paints hyperrealistic brunch

1589-1657
A Lady and Two Gentlemen

A Lady and Two Gentlemen

Johannes Vermeer1659
Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window

Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window

Johannes Vermeer1659
Portrait of a Woman with a Black Hood

Portrait of a Woman with a Black Hood

Mary Beale1660
Judith LeysterPortrait of Judith Leyster

Judith Leyster

Jovial portraitist forgotten for 200 years

1609-1660
Bartholomew Beale, in Profile

Bartholomew Beale, in Profile

Mary Beale1660
Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman

Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman

Johannes Vermeer1660
Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Elisabetta Sirani1660
Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses

Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses

Rembrandt van Rijn1660
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Rembrandt van Rijn1660
Girl Interrupted at Her Music

Girl Interrupted at Her Music

Johannes Vermeer1658-1661
The Little Street

The Little Street

Johannes Vermeer1657-1661
The Milkmaid

The Milkmaid

Johannes Vermeer1658-1661
The Glass of Wine

The Glass of Wine

Johannes Vermeer1661
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

Johannes Vermeer1662
Young Woman with a Pearl Necklace

Young Woman with a Pearl Necklace

Johannes Vermeer1662
Charles Beale the Elder

Charles Beale the Elder

Mary Beale1663
Woman Holding a Balance

Woman Holding a Balance

Johannes Vermeer1662-1663
Woman Reading a Letter

Woman Reading a Letter

Johannes Vermeer1663
Woman with a Lute

Woman with a Lute

Johannes Vermeer1662-1663
Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

Elisabetta Sirani1663
Portia Wounding her Thigh

Portia Wounding her Thigh

Elisabetta Sirani1664
Elisabetta SiraniPortrait of Elisabetta Sirani

Elisabetta Sirani

The mysterious death of a young art teacher

1638-1665
The Concert

The Concert

Johannes Vermeer1665
Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Johannes Vermeer1665
Girl with a Flute

Girl with a Flute

Johannes Vermeer1665
A Lady Writing

A Lady Writing

Johannes Vermeer1665
Girl with the Red Hat

Girl with the Red Hat

Johannes Vermeer1665-1666
Mistress and Maid

Mistress and Maid

Johannes Vermeer1666-1667
Study of a Young Woman

Study of a Young Woman

Johannes Vermeer1665-1667
The Art of Painting

The Art of Painting

Johannes Vermeer1666-1668
The Astronomer

The Astronomer

Johannes Vermeer1668
Rembrandt van RijnPortrait of Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn

Your sins and your good deeds will leave a mark

1606-1669
The Geographer

The Geographer

Johannes Vermeer1669
The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Rembrandt van Rijn1669
The Love Letter

The Love Letter

Johannes Vermeer1669-1670
Giovanna GarzoniPortrait of Giovanna Garzoni

Giovanna Garzoni

Travel, socialize, paint lemons and beans

1600-1670
Mary Wither of Andwell

Mary Wither of Andwell

Mary Beale1670
The Lacemaker

The Lacemaker

Johannes Vermeer1669-1670
A Woman Writing a Letter with her Maidservant

A Woman Writing a Letter with her Maidservant

Johannes Vermeer1670-1671
A Young Woman Seated at the Virginals

A Young Woman Seated at the Virginals

Johannes Vermeer1670-1672
Young Woman Playing a Guitar

Young Woman Playing a Guitar

Johannes Vermeer1670-1672
Young Woman Seated at a Virginal

Young Woman Seated at a Virginal

Johannes Vermeer1670-1672
Young Woman Standing at a Virginal

Young Woman Standing at a Virginal

Johannes Vermeer1670-1672
Allegory of the Catholic Faith

Allegory of the Catholic Faith

Johannes Vermeer1670-1672
Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer

Can you cheat at art?

1632-1675
St. Peter's Square

St. Peter's Square

Gian Lorenzo Bernini1675
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Mary Beale1674-1676
Portrait of a Mathematician

Portrait of a Mathematician

Mary Beale1680
Portrait of a Physician

Portrait of a Physician

Mary Beale1680
Portrait of a Youth

Portrait of a Youth

Mary Beale1680
Gian Lorenzo BerniniPortrait of Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Making marble move

1598-1680
Portrait of a Young Girl

Portrait of a Young Girl

Mary Beale1681
Edward Stillingfleet

Edward Stillingfleet

Mary Beale1690
Louise MoillonPortrait of Louise Moillon

Louise Moillon

The original peaches-as-butts emoji

1610-1696
Portrait of Nell Gwyl

Portrait of Nell Gwyl

Mary Beale1697
Mary BealePortrait of Mary Beale

Mary Beale

Mary brings home the bacon

1633-1699
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

William Hogarth1735
Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate

Imaginary Prisons: Title Plate

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1761
Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

Nicola Salvi1762
Giovanni Battista PiranesiPortrait of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Making a solid living from Etchings

1720-1778
Portrait of Comtesse de la Châtre

Portrait of Comtesse de la Châtre

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun1789
Self-portrait in Surprise and Terror

Self-portrait in Surprise and Terror

Joseph Ducreux1791
Ethel Page

Ethel Page

Cecilia Beaux1884
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1887
Purgatory

Purgatory

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1890
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Anne-Louis Girodet1900

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