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Italian Baroque time

- concentration of power of individuals

- renewed strength of the pope

- art attemps to overwhelm the senses / becomes theatrical

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Baroque

originates from Portuguese word for misshapen, irregular, or ugly

fugly

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Baroque architecture

- still based on classical orders, but interpreted more freely

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Design features of italian baroque

- curved lines/plans based on circles and elipses

- flowing surface forms

- element of excitement

- naturalistic painting and sculpture blended with architecture to create gradiose experience

- compartmentalized paintings on ceilings / plaster mouldings

- gilt capitals that flank niches

- theatrical / scenic effect / drama

- use of faux materials

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St Peters

- Bernini

- Earliest evidence of italian baroque

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Baldachin

A canopy used above alters or thrones, often supported by columns and occasionally embellished. The most recognizable example is Bernini’s baldachino in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome.

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St. Peters throne

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Vignola

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Italian baroque furniture

- cassones no longer used

- large, heavy furniture

- furniture painted to look like other materials

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- Majolica ware

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Italian baroque accessories

- glass introduced for tableware

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Mirrors

- used to be polished tin

- became glass coated with mercury

- strategically placed so more light could travel through rooms

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writing chair

- barley twist legs

- bell turning or inverted cup turning on stretchers

- two levels of stretchers

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Venetian center table

- use of C and S scrolls

- large foliated scrolls

- paw feet

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demi-lune console table

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Venetian bedroom

- use of curves

- Putti

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Putto

An Italian term for a small, chubby figure of a young boy, sometimes with wings and depicted as a cherub; often as subjects in Italian Renaissance paintings and sculptures.