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Baroque and Rococo by Ian Barras Hill

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1752-53 Canvas, 127 x 90 cm Vienna, Kunsthistorisches ritual. complex arrangement of figures, lost in gloom and ghostly spaces, all cut with gleams and bursts of light. His subjects are the overpainted religious themes for which he showed One little The Rococo Museum Maulpertsch was the leading Viennese painter of church frescoes. It is said that his style is a fusion of Rembrandt and the Venetian school. His inaccessible ceiling paintings are a religious decoration. Art originality. senses the routine repetition of nation.

It is typical of Chardin's work that we sense an intelligent and generous mind behind the painting. When 15. Francois Boucher Miss Louise O'Murphy. (L'OJal'uque). 1745-48 Canvas, 52 x 64 Paris, cm Musee National du Louvre -«yt>. the English painter, Sir Joshua Reynolds visited Boucher in his studio, he was shocked to discover that Boucher painted from imagination and without models. The painter explained that he found it necessary to work from models when a student but he had not needed models since that time.

Jan action. Vermeer 660-61 The glass of u ine, 1 Canvas, 65 x 77 cm Berlin-West, Staatliche Museen, GemaidegaJerie Vermeer stands apart in his age as a whose innovations left scarcely a mark on the following gene- great master rations. He painted a view of Delft, window, which had on landscape painting, surviving works are nearly all perhaps from some a influence but his of poised figures in quiet interiors. They hold wineglasses, jugs or musical instruments, and seem to converse in hushed words of intimacy.

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