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Game Birds, Table Setting,


Five Senses, Vanitas
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ð ½ th and ½th Centuries,
ð Started in 0  and went around


ð Baroque Still Life was hugely popular in


the Netherlands and R  society.
ð Still Life had 2  meanings that
people at the time understood, usually
 
22 2..
 
22 2
Characteristics of Baroque Ptg

ðChiaroscuro
ðPainting from ›

ðï treme detail
ð-  arrangement and
lighting
ðrich 2
Famous ïarly Baroque Paintings

Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentellischi,


The Conversion of Saul The Beheading of
Holofernas
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ð -ead animals from a hunt were a popular
subject.
ð They are a great way to show off V 
ð Look at:
Õ  (feathers, tassels, velvet, etc)
 
 .
Õ  
 .
ƛ realism
¢  (find the fly)
Õ  
(chiaroscuro)
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ð@ ,, what we

usually think of with Still Life.
ðriginally symbolic for the
good, 2

 2 in life,
abundance, or even se uality
or sin.
LIGHTING
ð Look
at the way the light affects
how we see the different forms,
ƛHow does light affect the
V V   V

ƛHow does light and shadow
affect the u 
Œ 0  0 0Œ
ð Composition refers to the ‘ ‘





 2 ‘ 
 2 ‘  




 2 ‘ 
 2 ‘
 
‘
.

‘
. Your eye travels from
one point to another around the picture in
a clockwise path.
ð Good composition keeps your eye moving
path..
on an harmonious path
ð The V  is a traditionally strong
composition.
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ðCANY FIN- THï
TrIANGLï
CPSITIN
FIN- THï BG
ð INSïCTS were often added to a table
setting.
ð They symbolized the 
‘

of the
Ơgood lifeơ, and warned one of the
temptations of too much sweetness (can
lead to evilƦ.)
FIVï SïNSïS
ð Symbolism became more profound
ð bjects symbolizing the five senses of
humans were arranged on a table:
ƛ Sight
Õ ? 
¢ 
[ 
Õ 
bjects were chosen to symbolize pleasure
—  

ð This type of still life was meant to remind the


viewer of the fleeting quality of life. Life is
wonderful, but goes so FAST
ð hat do you think each object symbolizes

ð—  
  

 
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-NƞT FrGïT
ABT THï
CPSITIN
ays to control eye movement
ð Folds of cloth
ð Positioning of objects, bodies
ð repetition of colors
ð ïmphasis from either highlights or
shadows.
ð Height of objects
ð -etails, te tures, or negative space
ð ïyes
hat would a modern
Vanitas still life
contain
Plan and assemble a Vanitas Still
Life of modern design. hat
objects would you use

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