Baroque & 17th century

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SR Set: Rembrandt, the Dutch Master
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Title: SR Set: Rembrandt, the Dutch Master
Description: What would Dutch painting be without Rembrandt? This group of images begins with one of the artist's earliest paintings from 1626, then lists dated works-- year by year--up to the artist's last Self Portrait at Age 63. Thirty-four additional images follow: they are of works still waiting to be dated. Rounding out this Image Set, we list examples of Rembrandt's influence on the work of some of his many students. Sept.2016
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SR Set: Italian Infuence on French Art
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Title: SR Set: Italian Infuence on French Art
Description: The influence of Italian art in France arose largely during the Renaissance and Mannerist periods. From the 1497 French invasion of Italy, the importation of artists and ideas joined those from Burgundy and Flanders to create what is now known as the French Renaissance. In 1516 Leonardo Da Vinci was invited by François 1er to the Chateau d'Amboise, where he spent the remainder of his life. François also invited Italian artists such as Primaticcio, Cellini, and Rosso Fiorentino, to work on his Chateau at Fontainebleau. These collaborations resulted in the School of Fontainebleau with its elegant, elongated Mannerist figures. In the following century Bernini was invited to design the east front of the Louvre; designs that were ultimately rejected as France chose to go her own flamboyant way without the influence of Italian artists. July/2015
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SR Set: Velázquez in Vienna
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Title: SR Set: Velázquez in Vienna
Description: Exhibitions of works of art by great masters are exceptional and increasingly rare. In the planning stage for ten years, one such special exhibition opened at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna in November of 2015. As the Spanish Queen—who was present for the opening of the show-- remarked, the close relationship between Austria and Spain allowed for a rapid exchange of works of art by Velasquez, the court painter in Madrid. The exhibition--and Scholars Resource’s Image Set--begins with Velázquez'early years in Seville in the studio of his teacher Francisco Pacheco (whose daughter he married), his exploration of genre subjects (bodegones) and religious paintings. In his 37 years as court painter (beg.in Oct. 1623), Velázquez was free to develop his rich style of portraiture culminating in the Las Meninas. It is thought that the “portraits of the Spanish Hapsburgs painted in profusion by Velazquez are surely among the finest and best examples of court portraiture in the history of European art.” (Norbert Wolf: Diego Velazquez, 1599-1660, The Face of Spain). (December 2014)
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SR Set: Vermeer and the Beginnings of Global Trade
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Title: SR Set: Vermeer and the Beginnings of Global Trade
Description: "Vermeer's Hat, the Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World," by Timothy Brook provided inspiration for this Image Set. Sailing west, an endless need for beaver pelts (for hats)from North America and then Canada opened the door to trade on a scale not known before. With China the ultimate goal and destination and the lure of silk, brocade and porcelain (esp. blue and white, the basis for Delftware) and the need for silver, the currency of the day, merchants were competing with each other across the seas. 59 Dutch and 20 English ships sailed for Asia in 1610; ten years later there were 148 Dutch and 53 English, with many never arriving at their destination. The discovery of tobacco in America provided ballast for sailing east; slaves from Africa filled the ships going west. Silver mines in Peru provided the much needed silver (currency of the day) and the popularity and pleasures associated with tobacco all across Europe encouraged settlements along the east coast of the Americas. "The idea of a common humanity was emerging, and with it the possibility of a shared history."
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SR Set: Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sculpture and Painting
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Title: SR Set: Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sculpture and Painting
Description: Scholars Resource offers a new set of sculpture and painting from one of the multi-talented giants of art history, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Under the patronage of cardinals and popes Bernini is credited with pushing the boundaries of artistic tradition to a new level with a dramatic natural realism, the illusion of movement, use of the play of light and textural depth, and the capture of a narrative moment to create a new Baroque style in sculpture. This is Part I of Bernini's work. A second Image Set will concentrate on monumental works including his famed Baldacchino and Cathedra Petri, as well as fountains, tombs, and both ecclesiastical and secular architecture. Reference used: Rudolf Wittkower, Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750. February 2013
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SR Set: Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Fusion of the Arts in Monumental Works
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Title: SR Set: Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Fusion of the Arts in Monumental Works
Description: In this second set of work by Gian Lorenzo Bernini Scholars Resource offers examples that illustrate his ground-breaking move to an innovative unification of architecture, sculpture and painting in his monumental work. Some works in our Bernini sculpture set, such as the Ecstasy of St. Theresa, reappear here more fully as examples of the unification the arts as well as for their dramatic use of light, use of polychrome marble, and theatrical design. We also include the combined architectural structure and monumental sculpture of Bernini's incomparable Baldacchino, as well as monumental tombs in St Peter's, dynamic sculptural fountains, and other works of architecture, culminating in the grand embrace of the colonnade of the Piazza of St Peter's. Reference used: Rudolf Wittkower, Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750. February 2013
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SR Set: Northern Baroque: Dutch Still Life
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Title: SR Set: Northern Baroque: Dutch Still Life
Description: Dutch Still Life, a treat for all the senses. Examples include a variety of contemplative depictions, luscious fabrics reminiscent of wealthy merchants, delicious fruits and nuts and the trademark of Holland, beautiful flowers.
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SR-Set: Dutch 17th Century Art and Culture
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Title: SR-Set: Dutch 17th Century Art and Culture
Description: The immense variety of work produced in 17th century Holland appeals not only to students of Art and Architecture, but also to disciplines as diverse as History, the Social Sciences, Geopolitics and Geo-economics, Religion, Fashion, etc. Works of the Golden Age of Dutch painting can examine in detail a vase of exotic blooms or a still life of sumptuous food, but also the minutiae of household daily life. On a broader level these works also represent the larger themes of the time: Dutch power at sea and her expanding world trade, the burgeoning merchant class, historic events, and the moralizing of the Calvinist ethic. 12/2008
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SR Set: Baroque Art of the North Netherlands
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Title: SR Set: Baroque Art of the North Netherlands
Description: The predominantly Protestant Dutch in the North Netherlands produced large numbers of artists painting subjects from religious and genre scenes to still lifes and landscapes. Our extensive group offers work by artists ranging from Aelst to Rembrandt, Ruisdael, and Vermeer. Here are Avercamp skating scenes and Ruisdael landscapes; lusty domestic scenes from Steen; introspective interiors by Vermeer, de Hooch, and de Witte; portraits by Hals, Leyster and Rembrandt; and the wide spectrum of still lifes by artists like Claesz, Kalf, Heda and Ruysch. The wealth of details accompanying these works emphasize brilliance and depth of color as well as to illustrate telling detail such as the delicate lace on a lady's bodice or an errant insect exploring a tulip petal in a flower still life. Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
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SR Set: Baroque Art of the South Netherlands and Flanders
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Title: SR Set: Baroque Art of the South Netherlands and Flanders
Description: The Baroque art of Flanders and the Southern Netherlands was closely tied to the traditions of Catholic Europe and dominated by the art of Peter Paul Rubens. This group offers a wealth of images of Rubens' work ranging from mythological themes and religious scenes to portraiture. Here are his charming Het Pelsken, the allegorical Garden of Love, and the ambitious Marie de'Medici series. Other Flemish artists included here are Jordaens, Teniers, van Dyke, and Snyders. Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
Views: 1083
SR Set: Seventeenth Century France
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Title: SR Set: Seventeenth Century France
Description: Art of early seventeenth century France displayed an interest in classicizing themes as in Et in Arcadia Ego by Poussin, and the classical formalizing of nature seen in the Debarkation of Cleopatra at Tarsus by Claude Lorraine. This sense of calm dignity is infused into Le Nain's portrait of peasant life, Family of Country People, and in the chiaroscuro religious scenes of Georges de la Tour: Adoration of the Shepherds. Elsewhere in France the official French taste of absolute monarchism influenced all the arts: from the magnificent chateau of Versailles by Hardouin-Mansart, Le Brun, and Le Vau; its expansive gardens by Le Notre; to the royal portrait of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud. updated April 2011
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SR Set: Spanish Baroque Art
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Title: SR Set: Spanish Baroque Art
Description: In Spain the Baroque took a distinctive emotional form with depictions of religious courage and devotion, strongly influenced by Caravaggio. This is exemplified by the works of Ribera and Zurberan included here. The giant of the Spanish Baroque, Velázquez, is represented with a variety of his works ranging from royal portraits of King Philip IV of Spain, to the Surrender of Breda, to his thought provoking Las Meninas. Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
Views: 434
SR Set: Italian Baroque Architecture and Sculptural Decor
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Title: SR Set: Italian Baroque Architecture and Sculptural Decor
Description: The stunning range and selection of works of the Baroque era in Italy is exemplified by this group of architectural images. Represented here are the icons of glorious Italian Baroque architecture: Bernini, Maderno, Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Giambologna, Giacomo della Porta, Andrea Pozzi and Giuseppe Sardi, among others.
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SR Set: Chateaux of the Loire
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Title: SR Set: Chateaux of the Loire
Description: The legendary chateaux of the Loire, offered here by the vendors of Scholars Resource, range from the massive feudal donjon at Loches, to the baroque extravagance of Versailles, and include favorites such as Chenonceau elegantly spanning the river Cher and Chambord crowned with its forest of chimneys. Perhaps less well known are Saumur, pictured in the Duke of Berry’s Très Riches Heures, and the chateau of Blois and Chinon associated with Joan of Arc. The set includes images of sumptuous interiors and gardens; and personages and historic events associated with these sites.
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Highlighting Scholars Resource's Vendors: SASKIA: Northern Baroque
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Title: Highlighting Scholars Resource's Vendors: SASKIA: Northern Baroque
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SR Set: Papal Monuments in St. Peter's Basilica
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Title: SR Set: Papal Monuments in St. Peter's Basilica
Description: St. Peter's Basilica photographed in exquisite detail: all Papal Tombs, the Cathedra, the Baldacchino, the Altar of the Holy Sacrament, Bernini's Angels, Decorations of Chapels and the Nave, the Statue of St. Peter and the columnade and its figures surrounding the Piazza San Pietro
Views: 1154