Baroque Art II: Italy and Spain

What did Bernini have in mind when he designed the chapel seen above?
—to create a rich, theatrical setting dedicated to the Spanish saint Teresa of Avila

Who painted this famous ceiling (above)?

What is tenebrism?
—a style of painting using sharp contrasts of light and dark

What artist painted the image above?
—Diego Velasquez

What common themes are present in Spanish Baroque art?
—All of the above
—(Biblical scenes, realism, martyrdom)

What is pictured below?
—Baldacchino at Saint Peter’s

How does the artist create movement in the painting above?
—The figures are holding Jesus’ body to lay him to rest. (?)
—OR The figures move diagonally to create a triangular composition.

How does the artist create unity of form in the painting above?
—The artist created a symmetrical piece. (??)
—OR All of the above

Which of Caravaggio’s traditions does the artist use in the image above?
—All of the above (tenebrism, emphasize figures in the foreground, and drawing the viewer into the scene)

Who was the artist of the piece above clearly inspired by?
—Caravaggio (?)

How does the artist use tenebrism in the piece above?
—By bringing out the stark contrast between the saint and the background.

What is the name of the piece above?
—”The Triumph of the Name of Jesus and the Fall of the Damned”

What does the image below depict?
—when an angel pierced Saint Teresa’s body repeatedly with an arrow transporting her to a state of ecstasy and a sense of oneness with God

Why did Caravaggio use tenebrism?
—To convey and evoke emotion.

Who of the following was an architect?

What depicted in the image above?
—Judith and her maid servant are cleaning up after the murder of General Holofernes.

Which of the following characteristics best describes Spanish and Italian Baroque styles?
—All of the above
—(exuberant, theatrical, dramatic)

Who painted the above image?
—Francisco de Zurbaran

What is a baldacchino?
—A large canopy.

What Baroque features can been seen in the above work by Caravaggio?
—the stone slab juts out in to the viewer’s space.