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Flemish Baroque Art

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will provide an introduction to the Baroque in the Netherlands and Flanders.

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Notes on "Flemish Baroque Art"

Terms to Know

Foreshortening

The method in drawing where represented objects are reduced in size and are not parallel to the picture plane in order to convey an illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.

Picture Plane

The invisible plane that corresponds to the surface of the painting, the picture plane is like a window opening out onto another world.

Dynamism

The illusion of movement in a composition.

Rubenesque

Referring to the figures portrayed by painter Rubens, usually depicting plump or full figured women.

Allegory

A symbolic narrative; a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through material forms.

Painterly

A style of painting (such as impressionism) that emphasizes the brushstroke and action of applying paint to surface.

 

Citations:

Image of Peter Paul Rubens, Elevation of the Cross, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Raising_of_the_Cross_-_WGA20204.jpg; Image of Peter Paul Rubens, Arrival of Marie de’ Medici in Marseilles, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_035.jpg; Image of Peter Paul Rubens, Consequences of War, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Los_horrores_de_la_guerra.jpg; Image of Raphael, Philosophy (School of Athens), Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_01.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Rubenesque

    Referring to the figures portrayed by painter Rubens, usually depicting plump or full figured women.

  • Foreshortening

    The method in drawing where represented objects are reduced in size and are not parallel to the picture plane in order to convey an illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.

  • Allegory

    A symbolic narrative; a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through material forms.

  • Dynamism

    The illusion of movement in a composition.

  • Picture Plane

    The invisible plane that corresponds to the surface of the painting, the picture plane is like a window opening out onto another world.

  • Painterly

    A style of painting (such as impressionism) that emphasizes the brushstroke and action of applying paint to surface.