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Baroque Style Architecture before bullet 1

Baroque architecture is distinguished primarily by richly sculpted surfaces. Unlike Renaissance architects who preferred planar classicism

-flat surfaces veneered in classical elements


BSA after bullet 1

-Highly detailed paintings, sculptures, and plaster work.

- More blunt in portray of meaning than previous Mannerist movement

- Features sculpted busts, a triple stringcourse, double pilasters, and colossal pilasters


BSA after bullet 2

dynamism- a sense of motion. Strong curves, rich decoration, and general complexity are all typical features of Baroque art


BSA after bullet 5

-Wanted to emphasize religious themes

-Done in response to Protestant Reformation

-Aristocracy used it impress visitors, but also secondarily to equate themselves to living in a divine palace (as if their positions in society was given to them by God)


French Baroque bullet 1

Baroque Churches (full Baroque) in Italy Chateaux in France (restrained Baroque)


Influences on French Baroque

-Early Baroque ca. 1600-25 - Maderno(facade of St Peter's)

-High Baroque ca. 1625-75 Bernini and Borromini (sacred architecture)

-Late Baroque ca. 1675-1725 chateaux(notably Versailles)


Jules Hardouin Mansart

Jules studied architecture with Francois and he later adopted the family name of Mansart.


Jules Hardouin Mansart slide 2

His talents worked perfectly in the glorification of absolutism centering in the person that is Louis XIV


Ange-Jacques Gabriel

He was an artist who forced the architectural style of Palladian elegance in the Versailles of Louis XV


Ange-Jacques Gabriel

According to Bartle Cox, his work was "characterized by elegance is not to be wondered at, for it will be remembered that the court life of France at that time was remarkable both for grace and ease, to a degree that no other country, antique or modern, has ever attained.”