Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Historical and artistic context
  • Time: 1644-1652
  • Style: 17th century Baroque Art
  • Artist: Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Material and technique: White marble.  Arquitecture
  • Location:St Maria de la Victoria.Rome (Italy)

Iconographic analysis
  • Name: The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa
  • Type of building : It’s a sculpture in side the St M.Victoria Church.
Bernini in addition painted the chapel where the set was placed, to give its major realism and sensation of mysticism.This escultura placed so that when the sun goes out, it across the rosette illuminates the sculpture

Formal analysis
  • Compostion, space, decoration:
The effects are dramatical. Bernini has been employed the stone at waves of fabric, doing that Teresa has a more spiritual air. Wind that seems that it moves the clothes of the angel. This one smiles.It expresses physical pain in the face that according to Teresa, was joining a condition of divine happiness.

  • Size of the sculpture:
351 cm. The expressiveness of the work, the disorder of the figures highlight the characteristics of Baroque.

MEANING: The moment represents summit of her, ecstasy on having seen Christ. There is so royal the expression of happiness, which was with drawn from the public sight on the part of the Popes

The miracle of the well

Historical and artistic context
  • Time: 1638-1640
  • Style: 17th century Baroque Art
  • Artist: Alonso Cano (1601-1665)
  • Material and technique: Oil on canvas. Paint
  • Location: Prado’s museum. Madrid

Iconographic analysis

  • Name: El milagro del pozo
  • Type of paint : It’s a Barroque paint on oil on canvas, which was painted by Cano in Spain.

Formal analysis
  • Compostion, space, decoration: It’s in the Prado’s museum.

  • Size of the paint:  215 x 150cm

MEANING: it tells the salvation of a child for the employer of Madrid, san Isidro Labrador

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