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Baroque in France: landscape painting

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will introduce the Baroque in France, focusing in particular on landscape painting.

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Notes on "Baroque in France: Landscape Painting"

Key Terms

Poussinistes

A group of conservative French artists in the 17th century who believed drawing was more important than color

Rubenistes 

Believed that color, not drawing, was superior due to its being more true to nature

Grand Manner

During the 17th and 18th centuries, the highest category of painting, equivalent to history painting. It made stylistic references to classical Greece and the Renaissance


Image Credits

Et in Arcadia Ego; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_Poussin_052.jpg, A Distant View of Haarlem, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Isaaksz._van_Ruisdael_001.jpg, Voyage of Galatea, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raphael%27s_Triumph_of_Galatea_01.jpg,  Bellini, Feast of the Gods, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Feastofthegods.jpg, Burial of Phocion; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Burial_of_Phocion.jpg, Claude Lorrain, Village Fete, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Lorrain_012.jpg  

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Poussinistes

    A group of conservative French artists in the 17th century who believed drawing was more important than color.

  • Rubenistes

    Believed that color, not drawing, was superior due to its being more true to nature.

  • Grand Manner

    During the 17th and 18th centuries, the highest category of painting, equivalent to history painting. It made stylistic references to classical Greece and the Renaissance.