The Long Frontiers To The North

The Long Frontiers To The North

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Steadily through the seventeenth century the ethos of the Baroque spread from its birthplace in Rome northwards to central and eastern Europe, flourishing in centers such as Venice, Vienna, Prague, Wurttemberg and Salem. The paintings of Tiepolo and Morazzone testify to the fervor of Counter-Reformation ideology, or propaganda (a word of Baroque origin), in the face of the severe Protestant movement in northern Europe. In addition to painters, the film discusses the work of composers such as Mozart and Beethoven, and architecture by masters like Hildebrandt and von Erlach. The new concept of town planning is touched upon in connection with Karlsruhe in southern Germany, built as a Utopian 'new city' in 1715 and anticipating the nineteenth-century planning schemes of Haussmann and others, not least in its expression of prestige power politics. Exploring the Baroque fascination with theater, and showmanship of all kinds, the film discusses on the one hand the phenomenon of carnival in Venice, and on the other the pious, lifelike sculptures by Ignaz Gunther at the isolated Bavarian church of Rott-am-Inn. Credits
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)

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