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Protestant reformation and Catholic counter-reformation (3-5)

4 articles
10 videos
Production of religious imagery declined in northern Europe, and nonreligious genres, such as landscape, still life, genre, history, mythology, and portraiture, developed and flourished. In the south, there was an increase in the production of political propaganda, religious imagery, and pageantry, with the elaboration of naturalism, dynamic compositions, bold color schemes, and the affective power of images and constructed spaces. Production of religious imagery declined in northern Europe, and nonreligious genres, such as landscape, still life, genre, history, mythology, and portraiture, developed and flourished. In the south, there was an increase in the production of political propaganda, religious imagery, and pageantry, with the elaboration of naturalism, dynamic compositions, bold color schemes, and the affective power of images and constructed spaces. By permission, © 2013 The College Board

Il Gesù, including Triumph of the Name of Jesus ceiling fresco

VIDEO 8:08 minutes
Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Church of Il Gesu, Rome (consecrated 1584, ceiling fresco, The Triumph of the Name of Jesus, by il Baciccio, also known as Giovanni Battista Gaulli, 1672-1685). Speakers: Frank ...

Bruegel, Hunters in the Snow (Winter)

VIDEO 4:27 minutes
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hunters in the Snow (Winter), 1565, oil on wood, 118 x 161 cm (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna), Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

Caravaggio, Calling of Saint Matthew

VIDEO 6:22 minutes
Caravaggio's Calling of St. Matthew, oil on canvas, c. 1599-1600 (Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome)

Rubens, The Presentation of the Portrait of Marie de' Medici

VIDEO 5:08 minutes
Peter Paul Rubens, The Presentation of the Portrait of Marie de' Medici, c. 1622-1625, oil on canvas, 394 x 295 cm (Musée du Louvre) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

VIDEO 6:53 minutes
Francesco Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane ("Carlino"), Rome. Commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Barberini in 1634 for the Holy Order of the Trinity; construction began in 1638 and the church was consecrated in 1646. Speakers: ...

Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

VIDEO 7:33 minutes
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, 1647-52 (Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker This is Saint Teresa's description of the event that Bernini depicts: "Beside me, ...

Velázquez, Las Meninas

VIDEO 6:00 minutes
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Las Meninas, c. 1656, oil on canvas, 125 1/4 x 108 5/8 in. (318 x 276 cm), (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid) For more art history videos, visit smarthistory.org

Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance

VIDEO 5:31 minutes
Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance, 1664, oil on canvas, 42.5 cm × 38 cm / 16.7 in × 15 in (National Gallery of Art) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Rachel Ruysch, Fruit and Insects

VIDEO 4:04 minutes
Rachel Ruysch, Fruit and Insects, 1711, oil on wood, 44 x 60 cm (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence); speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode (including Tête à Tête)

VIDEO 12:12 minutes
William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode, c. 1743, oil on canvas, 69.9 x 90.8 cm (The National Gallery, London) 1. The Marriage Settlement 2. The Tête à Tête 3, The Inspection 4. The Toilette 5. The Bagnio 6. The Lady's Death Speakers: Dr. ...