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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Hansong is currently reading it Aug 11, You are commenting using your WordPress. 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.

Kai Xin Quah rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Study blog OCA — Student id: Juanpa Blo rated it really liked it Oct 06, He taught at Basel, Berlin and Munich in the generation that raised German art history to pre-eminence. Heirnich Melliou marked it as to-read Nov 10, Made Satria marked it as to-read Mar 23, Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 16, It renaissznce like if each could stand alone.


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Open Preview See a Problem? There is a feeling of space beyond the edges of the picture. It is important to remember, though, that the pairs of categories he proposes are comparative, not absolute.

Differences between the Renaissance and Baroque – Heinrich Wölfflin

Erman Kaplama added it Mar 26, This site uses cookies. Sir Ernst Gombrich recalled being inspired by him, as well as Erwin Panofsky.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It is considered now to be one of the founding texts of the emerging discipline of art history, although it was barely noted when it was published.

The composition is based on verticals and horizontals that echo the form of the frame remaissance its delimiting function.

Figures are not evenly illuminated.

In the helnrich form of the Renaissance painting, all the figures are balanced within the frame of the picture. Retrieved from ” https: The picture is self-contained.

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In the Raphael, for example, the first plane is given by the small step in front. Une Miftari marked it as to-read Nov 10, Lela marked it as to-read Dec 07, Views Read Edit View history.


Published June 1st by Cornell University Press first published Having never read an art history book before, this work was quite awesome. Be the first to ask a question about Renaissance and Baroque. Matteo Tonnini marked it as to-read Sep 21, Kate added it Jul 17, Alvaro Orosa rated it liked it Nov 13, Wolfflin also touches on a related problem: Arturo Fuenzalida is currently reading it May 09, However, his descriptions of the baroque style, and explanation of the shift from Renaissance style to baroque, is incredible vivid, easy to understand, and with plenty of examples.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The composition is based on vertical and horizontal lines parallels to the frame, which creates a more static composition.