The Classical Style in the Baroque and Rococo Period Painters


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The Classical Style in the Baroque and Rococo Period Painters
Michelangelo Caravaggio and Antoine Watteau
This study will analyzes the differences in the classical painting styles that link the Baroque with the Rococo period of art history. During the Baroque, the painter Michelangelo Caravaggio is directly representing the human figure in the glamorized mythic interpretation of Greek figures in “Bacchus” (1595). The Rococo period would also emulate the humanistic philosophy of the 16th and 17th centuries as an extension of this stylistic in the work of elitist French painters, such as Antoine Watteau’s “The Embarkation for Cythera” (1717). In essence, the classical style helped to provide the similar and dissimilar transition from the...
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.....cial and philosophical ideologies that greatly differ in the evaluation of the human condition.
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