He taught at Basel, Berlin and Munich in the generation that raised German art history to pre-eminence. He received his degree from Munich University in in philosophy, although he was already on a course to study the newly minted discipline of art history. 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. He is credited with having introduced the teaching method of using twin parallel projectors in the delivery of art history lectures, so that images could be compared when magic lanterns became less dangerous. Sir Ernst Gombrich recalled being inspired by him, as well as Erwin Panofsky.
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Wolfflin also touches on a related problem: Why is it that art cannot build on itse " Wolfflin also touches on a related problem: 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?
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Renaissance and Baroque. Feb 25, Lazarus P Badpenny Esq rated it really liked it Shelves: art , beauty , christianity , europa , germany , italy , renaissance , pre-twentieth-century , baroque.
Primarily a study of post-Renaissance architecture, Wolfflin's concentration on the 'painterly' provides wider insight into baroque style. Originally published toward the end of the nineteenth century, Wolfflin also fails to make the more modern distinction between the later Baroque and what we now define as the Mannerist style that directly preceded the High Renaissance.
Often sweeping in its judgements, there is, nonetheless, something undoubtedly compelling about his writing in full flow. Jan 30, Nathan rated it it was amazing. Jan 22, Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: history , theory , criticism , other-euro , school-lit , translations. Having never read an art history book before, this work was quite awesome. Wolfflin mostly focuses on architecture, so there were some repeatedly-used terms that I had to look up.
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. Most of the examples he repeatedly refers to are found, either as photos or drawings, throughout the book. There are also lots of compar Having never read an art history book before, this work was quite awesome. There are also lots of comparisons made with the Renaissance style, to help put things in perspective.
The first part of the book is more generally applicable to studies of the baroque, while the later sections are about specific sorts of buildings during the baroque.
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Painterly: Figures are not evenly illuminated. Outlines are diffused. Closed form: All the figures are balanced in the frame. The composition is based on vertical and horizontal lines parallels to the frame, which creates a more static composition.
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His doctoral thesis, Prolegomena zu einer Psychologie der Architektur , already showed the approach that he was later to develop and perfect: an analysis of form based on a psychological interpretation of the creative process. His chief work was Kunstgeschichtliche Grundbegriffe ; Principles of Art History , which synthesized his ideas into a complete aesthetic system that was to become of great importance in art criticism. With this system of comparative stylistic analysis he hoped to establish a set of objective criteria for understanding and evaluating individual works of art. Though his approach is no longer widely endorsed , it had great influence on subsequent art historians and helped establish art history as an intellectually rigorous discipline of modern scholarship. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback.