Chapter 19
Popes, Peasants, Monarchs, and Merchants
Baroque Art

N.B.: Please remember that you are to cite the location of all buildings and other nonportable works of art (i.e., frescoes).


17th-c Italy

Building St. Peter's in Rome (now Vatican City)

Carlo Maderno, plan and facade of St. Peter's (19-2, 3, 4)

Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

Bernini, Baldacchino of St. Peter's, Vatican City, 1624-33 (19-5)

Bernini, Piazza/Colonnade of St. Peter's, Vatican City, 1656-67 (19-4)

Bernini, David, 1623 (19-7)

Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Theresa, Cornaro Chapel (Santa Maria della Vittoria), Rome, 1645-52 (19-8, 9)

Francesco Borromini (1599-1667)

Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome; 1638-1641 and 1665-1676. (19-10, 11)
See plan right.

Caravaggio and one of his followers

Caravaggio, Conversion of St. Paul, Cerasi Chapel, church of Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome; 1601 (19-18)

Caravaggio, Calling of St. Matthew, Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome; ca. 1597-1601. (19-19)

Caravaggio, Entombment; ca. 1603. (19-20) Pass for now

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes; c. 1614-1620. (19-21)

Illusionistic Ceiling Painting

Annibale Carracci, Loves of the Gods . Ceiling, Farnese Gallery Palace, Rome; 1597-1601 (19-23) This type of illusionistic ceiling painting is called "quadro riportato"

Pozzo, Glorification of St. Ignatius Church of St. Ignazio, Rome, 1691-94 (19-27) This type of illusionistic ceiling painting is called "di sotto in su"



17th-century Spain

Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)

Velázquez, Water Carrier of Seville; ca. 1619. (19-30)

Velázquez, The Surrender of Breda; 1634-1635. (19-31)

Velázquez, Las Meninas,; 1656 (19-33)


The Birthday of the Infanta
Oscar Wilde's 1881 story inspired by Las Meninas

17th-c Flanders

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Antony van Dyck (1599-1641)

Rubens, Elevation of the Cross, Cathedral, Antwerp; 1610. (19-34)

Rubens, The Arrival of Marie de'Medici at Marseilles; 1622-1625. (19-36) [Skip this time]

Anthony Van Dyck, Charles I Dismounted; c. 1635 (19-38)


17th-c Holland

Frans Hals (1581-1666) and Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Hals, Archers of St. Adrian; ca. 1633 (19-42)

Hals, The Women Regents of the Old Men's Home in Haarlem; 1664. (19-43)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp; 1632. (19-44) Pass for now

Rembrandt, The Night Watch; 1642. (19-45)

Rembrandt, Self-Portrait; ca. 1659

Rembrandt, Return of the Prodigal Son, c.1665 (19-46)

Rembrandt, Christ with the Sick Around Him (the Hundred Guilder Print); etching, ca. 1649. (19-48)
An online lecture about Rembrandt's prints and drawings

Other Dutch Painters

Judith Leyster, Self-Portait; ca. 1630. (19-49)


Jacob Ruisdael, View of Haarlem from the Dunes; ca. 1670. (19-50) [Skip this time]

Jan Vermeer, Allegory of the Art of Painting; 1670-1675. (19-53)


Tracy Chevalier's novel, The Girl with the Pearl Earring

17th-c France

Nicolas Poussin, Et in Arcadia Ego; c. 1655. (19-58)

Jacques Callot. Hanging Tree, from The Miseries of War series, etching, 1621. (19-63)

Hyacinthe Rigaud, Louis XIV, 1701. (19-65)

Claude Perrault, Louis Le Vau, and Charles Le Brun, East facade of the Louvre, Paris, 1667-1670. (19-66)

Le Vau and Hardouin-Mansart, Palace, Versailles, 1669-85 (19-67, 68, 69, 70, 71)

17th-c England


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