Art and Architecture of the Seventeenth Century / Edition 1

Art and Architecture of the Seventeenth Century / Edition 1

by Ann Sutherland Harris, King Pu Laurence
     
 

This important new introduction to the major developments in art and architecture that emerged from seventeenth-century Western Europe bridges the gap between the specialized study and a more general survey. Seventeenth-Century Art and Architecture encompasses the socio-political and cultural background of the period. In the process it examines the careers

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This important new introduction to the major developments in art and architecture that emerged from seventeenth-century Western Europe bridges the gap between the specialized study and a more general survey. Seventeenth-Century Art and Architecture encompasses the socio-political and cultural background of the period. In the process it examines the careers of the most significant painters, sculptors, and architects, and those of less well-known artists.

Italy is the logical place to begin this geographical tour of Europe, not least because it was a magnet for Flemish and French artists, and because Italian artists were highly prized by the Spanish, French, and English courts. In Bologna and Rome, Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio embarked upon a stylistic revolution that deposed the international Mannerist style. The Counter-Reformation Church in Rome offered so many opportunities for artists that the city secured its position as the most vital European artistic center.

Subsequent chapters focus on Flanders, Spain, France, the Dutch Republic, and England. The increasing influence of secular patronage is reflected in the popularity of mythological and biblical themes with obvious erotic content. Commissions that had hitherto been the exclusive privilege of the Church, monarchy, aristocrats, and major guilds now originated from upper middle-class patrons seeking portraits of themselves and their families, landscapes of their own terrain, genre scenes for their entertainment, and still-lifes reflecting their sophisticated tastes.

Major artists covered include Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, Carracci, Claude, Girardon, Guercino, Hals, Jones, LeBrun, Le Van, Murillo, Poussin, Rembrandt, Reni, Ribera, Rubens, Ruisdael, Steen, Van Dyck, Velazquez, Vermeer, Wren, and Zurbaran. The seventeenth century also witnessed the emergence of successful women painters such as Artemisia Gentileschi and Clara Peeters, who receive due attention here.

Covering artistic developments across six countries and examining in detail many of the artworks on display, this book demonstrates considerable breadth and depth. Reflecting the latest developments in research, it is more substantial and up-to-date than any comparable survey. Written with great clarity, knowledge, and affection, it is a true tribute to its subject.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131455818
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.46(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Ann Sutherland Harris is Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. A specialist in both Italian and French seventeenth-century art, her publications include Andrea Sacchi, Selected Drawings by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and (with Linda Nochlin) Women Artists, 1550-1950, as well as numerous articles and reviews.

Table of Contents

Preface      

Introduction    

Politics, Religion, and Art.                    
The Economics of Art.                   
    Geography, Cosmology, and Astronomy.                  

Concepts of the Body, Ancient and Modern Education and Literacy.              
        Artists' Changing Status and Training.          
        New Subjects, New Genres.          
Transforming the Renaissance and "Baroque" Art.           

1. Italy.   

        The Decline of Mannerism.
        Architecture and City Planning in Rome, 1585-1625.   
        Bolognese Painting: The Carracci Reform.           
        Painting in Rome, 1585-1610.               
            Annibale Carracci in Rome, 1595-1609.           
        Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.            
        Caravaggio's Italian Followers.               
        The Carracci Succession in Rome and Bologna.       
        Architecture and City Planning in Rome, 1625-1680.                   

        Italian Sculpture.           
            Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Early Career.           
             Bernini, Algardi, and the Portrait Bust.   
        The Competition: Alessandro Algardi and Francesco Duquesnoy.               
            Bernini and Urban VIII.            
        Algardi and Bernini during the Papacy of Innocent X.   
        Painting in Rome, 1623-1680.
        Pietro da Cortona.
        Andrea Sacchi.
        Pietro da Cortona in Florence and Rome.
        Carlo Maratta.
        Giovanni Battista Gaulli (Il Baciccio).
        Painting in Naples.               
    
2. Flanders.
        
        Peter Paul Rubens.            
             Rubens in Italy, 1600-1608.
            Rubens in Antwerp, 1609-1622.
            Rubens, Diplomat and Artist, 1622-1630.
            Rubens's Last Decade, 1630-1640.        
        Anthony van Dyck.
            Van Dyck in England and Italy, 1621-1627.
        Van Dyck's Second Antwerp Period, 1627-1632.
        Jacob Jordaens.        
        Still-Life Genre Painters.

3. Spain.   

        Spanish Architecture.
        Spanish Sculpture.
        Spanish Painting, 1600-1650.
        Jusepe de Ribera.            
            Francisco de Zurbarán.
        Diego Velázquez in Seville.
             Velázquez in Madrid, 1623-1648.
            Velázquez in Italy, 1648-1651.
            Velázquez in Madrid, 1651-1660.
        Spanish Painting, 1650-1700.        
            Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
            Juan de Valdéz Leal and Claudio Coello.    

4. France.

        Architecture and City Planning.
            Paris: The Pont-Neuf, Palais du Luxembourg, and Hôtel de la Vrillière.
        Expansion under Louis XIV; the Louvre and Versailles.
        French Sculpture.
            Pierre Puget.
            François Girardon and Antoine Coysevox.
        French Painting and Printmaking.
             Simon Vouet.
            Valentin de Boulogne.
            Georges de la Tour.
            Simon Vouet's Successors.
            Philippe de Champaigne.
            Nicolas Poussin in Paris and Rome.
            Poussin after 1630.
            Poussin and Landscape Painting.
            Poussin's Last Works.
            Claude Lorrain and French Landscape Painting.
            Charles Le Brun and the Academy.
        
5. The Dutch Republic.

        Haarlem and the Creation of a Dutch National Style. 

            The Haarlem Mannerists.    
        The  Utrecht "Caravaggisti."
        Frans Hals and Dutch Portraiture.
        Town Planning and Architectural Developments in Haarlem and Amsterdam.
        Painting in Amsterdam.
        Rembrandt van Rijn and his School.
            Rembrandt's Early Years in Leiden.
            Rembrandt in Amsterdam, 1627-1639.
            Rembrandt's Self-Portraits.
            Rembrandt in Amsterdam, 1639-1642.
            Rembrandt's Landscape Prints and Drawings.
            Rembrandt after 1642.
            Rembrandt's Artistic Heirs.
        Dutch Genre Painting before 1650.
            Judith Leyster.
        Dutch Genre Painting after 1650.
             Johannes Vermeer.
            Jan Steen.    
        Landscape Painting before 1650.
            Early Tonal Landscape Painting.
        Landscape Painting after 1650.    

6. England.

        English Painting.
                Van Dyck in England.
                Later Portrait Painters.
        Palladianism and Architectural Planning in London.
                Inigo Jones.
                Christopher Wren.
Epilogue.
Notes.
Timechart.
Bibliography.
Picture Credits.
Index.
    







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