Zuffi, Stephan. Baroque Painting: Two Centries of Masterpieces from the Era
Preceding the Dawn of Modern Art. Barrons Educational Series, 1999.
This is an amazing book of 500 color reproductions of major artworks of the Baroque period - the end of the Renaissance through the 18th century. The book includes painting by Baroque artists such as Canaletto, Gainsborough, Watteau, Fragonard, Hogart, Caravaggio and Tiepolo. The paintings shown are from different museums around the world and cover Eurpoean Baroque painting in its entirety.
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Characteristics of Classical Music. (2011). Music Learning Center. Retrieved:
Resource My Humanities Kit® on the student website. Write a 350- to 700-word paper outlining the differences between Baroque and Classical music. Listen to several pieces of Baroque period music and Classical period music. Then choose one piece of music from each period to compare. Find and listen to the Baroque period piece Pachelbel's Canon in D major. From My Humanities Kit® listen to additional Baroque music -- such as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto, or Handel's Water Music. From My Humanities Kit® listen to Classical music -- such as by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven. Address the following aspects: Is there a difference in the size of the orchestra and the use of instruments? Comment on some of the elements of composition in each piece: sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, and texture. What mood does each piece suggest to you? Conclude with some reflections on how both pieces differ from modern popular music. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
1. The Illustrated History of Painting. Meridiane, Bucharest, 1973
2. La Pittura Italiana. Mondadori, 1997
3. Guide to the Borghese Gallery. Edizione de Luca. 1997.
4. Nouveau Guide Pratique de Rome et Vatican. Bonechi. 1975
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/carracci / http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0856853.html
The Germans refer to it as Gesamtkunstwerk, that is, a total work of art, a full combination of sculpture, painting and architecture to provide a grandious whole.
Eclectic is a term that designates the use of individual elements from a variety of styles and sources. See the definition given on www.dictionary.com
Ruskins, John. The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings. Released February 1998. Quotation on http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/carracci/
The stucchis are decorations made of gypsum or cement that were avidly used during the Baroque period as decorations in the form of angelic figures or little Eros.
Hermann-Fiore, Kristina. Guide to the Borghese Gallery. Edizioni de Luca. 1997. Page 89.