Enter a world of vivid colors, exaggerated gestures, and theatrical shadows with this introduction to Baroque painting . Mythological, religious and costumbrista scenes by artists such as Caravaggio, Carracci, Velázquez and Rubens , among others, show how the schools of northern and southern Europe became fascinated by a pictorial style.
From dramatically lit paintings to elaborate and subtle interiors, the Baroque introduced a new dimension to Western art . After the Renaissance, with its harmonic perspectives and elegant proportions, came an art full of movement, energy and spectacle. This new style influenced many artistic disciplines between the 16th and 18th centuries, a time when painting, sculpture, architecture, and music directly appealed to the audience and their emotions.
This edition focuses on Baroque painting. Through mythological, religious and costumbrista scenes, among others, it explores how a vocabulary of deep colors, intense shadows, dramatic gestures and oblique lines infiltrated the schools of northern and southern Europe.