Heinrich Wölfflin was a Swiss art historian, whose objective classifying principles were His three great books, still consulted, are Renaissance und Barock ( ), Die Klassische Kunst (, “Classic For Wölfflin, the 16th-century art now described as “Mannerist” was part of the Baroque aesthetic, one that Burckhardt. Heinrich Wölfflin. Cornell University Press, Renaissance and Baroque: Heinrich Wolfflin. Translated by Kathrin QR code for Renaissance and Baroque . Renaissance and Baroque: Heinrich Wolfflin. Translated by Kathrin Simon ; with an introduction by Peter Murray. Front Cover. Heinrich Wölfflin. Cornell.

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Alasdair Ekpenyong marked it as to-read Mar 27, In contrast, in a painterly painting, the figures are not evenly illuminated but are fused together, seen in a strong light which comes from one direction and reveals some things while it obscures others. Alina rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Yasmin marked it as to-read Jan 08, Yasmin Keats added it Nov 12, Open Preview See a Problem?

Differences between the Renaissance and Baroque – Heinrich Wölfflin

Horizontal accents are provided by the steps of the throne and the horizontal canopy over the throne. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The picture is self-contained.

Art and Theory in Baroque Europe: Wolfflin – Renaissance and Baroque Style

All the figures are balanced in the frame. It is like if each could stand alone.

Figures are not evenly illuminated. He is credited with having introduced the teaching method of using twin parallel projectors in the delivery of art-history lectures, abroque that images could be compared when magic lanterns became less dangerous.


Heinrich Wölfflin

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: James Taunton rated it really liked it Oct 15, Trivia About Renaissance and B This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. He received wnd degree from Munich University in in philosophy, although he was already on a course to study the newly minted discipline of art history.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Guilherme marked it as to-read Apr 29, There are also lots of comparisons made with the Renaissance style, to help put things in perspective.

Renaissance and Baroque by Heinrich Wölfflin

Sophia Melliou marked it as to-read Nov 10, Planar means that the elements of the painting are arranged on a series of planes parallel to the picture plane. Why does a period in which proficiency in all branches of art and philosophy seems almost a way of life- in this instance the Renaissance- eventually peter out and die away?

The composition is based on verticals and horizontals that echo the form of the frame and its delimiting function. Carolina Silva added it Sep 27, Wolfflin also touches on a related problem: Brunn was not on the committee.

Andrei Lazar marked it as to-read Mar 06, There is a feeling of space beyond the edges of the picture. All the figures are blended together and they cannot be separated.

Having never read an art history book before, this work was quite awesome. Zazu rated it liked it Renaiissance 05, Often sweeping in its judgements, there is, nonetheless, something undoubtedly compelling about his writing in full flow.


Erika marked it as to-read Apr 23, Wolfflin’s Principles barooque Art History has recently become more influential among art historians and philosophers of art. Primarily a study of post-Renaissance architecture, Wolfflin’s concentration on the ‘painterly’ provides wider insight into baroque style. Matthew Stowe added it Jan 26, Some figures are barely visible. He taught at Basel, Berlin and Munich in the generation that raised German art history to pre-eminence.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sir Ernst Gombrich recalled being inspired by him, as well as Erwin Panofsky.

To ask other readers questions about Renaissance and Baroqueplease sign up. Figures are not simply contained within the frame, but are cut off by it at the sides.

The other figures are recessed along diagonals behind. Contours are lost in shadow, swift brush-strokes bind separate parts together rather than isolating them from one wolffljn. This page was last edited on 18 Juneat Why is it that art cannot build on itself, consolidating its advances as the sciences can but has to be constantly in a process of revolution and change? Mohammad marked it as to-read May 23, Erman Kaplama added it Mar 26,