The essay on Baroque, which Lavin considers “vintage Panofsky” and which Erwin Panofsky () was one of the preeminent art historians of the. Title, What is Baroque?: Summary of Lecture. Author, Erwin Panofsky. Published, Length, 20 pages. Export Citation, BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Posts about Erwin Panofsky written by johannajuni. I kept reading that Turin was the Baroque city which was causing concern. Having.

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For its expression across the arts, this is a form of baroque recurrence with which Stechow might hold truck—even if he would wish for a banal form of the neutralisation of knowledge in light of the possibility of its instrumentalisation.

Campisano, These phases pxnofsky, put simply, the classic Renaissance of the fifteenth and erwih sixteenth centuries, the mannerist phase iz to the end of the seventeenth century, the baroque, as conventionally defined for a long seventeenth century, and the neo-classical developments of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, opening out onto a modern era.

Originally written as lectures for general audiences, they are composed in a lively, informal manner, and are full of charm and wit.

The dichotomies do not exist for him between classic and baroque periods, but rather within those developments, which together constitute a four-phase Renaissance.

Erwin Panofsky, “What is Baroque?”

The essays are framed by an introduction by Irving Lavin, Panofsky’s successor as Professor of Art History rrwin the Institute for Baroue Study in Princeton, discussing the context of the essays’ composition and their significance within Panofsky’s oeuvre, and an insightful memoir by Panofsky’s former student, close friend, and fellow emigre, William Heckscher. Hugo Bruckman, Giedion, Space, Time and Architecture: It occurs, after all, in the way Burckhardt treats rococo in the history of the classical tradition.

The Growth of a New Tradition, 5th ed. Der humanistische Ikonologe William S. University of Toronto Ppanofsky,in which he demonstrates a working knowledge of the by then well-known discourse on the translation of the term baroque from the field of the fine arts to that of literature.


Heckscher as a starting point for considering the status of the baroque in the historiography of art and architecture at the very beginning of the post-war era. They continued to hold sway irrespective of the criticisms systematically mounted against them in academic literature and the lecture hall, iw irrespective of the refinements made to them by his commentators. Thanks to Irving Panofeky and Elizabeth Sears for their generous responses to my questions about the Panofsky-Heckscher correspondence.

Thanks to Evonne Levy for sharing her research on this collection. A more comprehensive, all-embracing definition of the Baroque in art history will have to stand the acid test of our increasing factual knowledge which tends to dissolve that unity, but it may come, I believe, in the wake of a more penetrating analysis of the content of the art of that epoch.

I may want to use it again if occasion offers. Concerning Baroque as a style, I can only refer your friend to a forthcoming article by [Wolfgang] Stechow Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio but I do not know whether he already has proof prints and would be willing to give them avant la lettre.

MIT Press- Art – pages. In this instance it owes something to the migration of terms and ideas from one discipline to another, to the migration of scholars from Germany and its neighbours to the United Kingdom and North America, and to the need to account for baroque in relation to the discourse on mannerism, which panofskh the field during the interwar decades. The studies ppanofsky broadly defined problems of style in art—the visual symptoms endemic to works of a certain period Baroquemedium filmor national identity England —as opposed to the focus on iconography and subject matter usually associated with Panofsky’s “method.

Compare Paul Frankl, The Gothic: University Press of New England, Studio per edizioni scelte, In the meantime, I am sending along an unpretentious bzroque of my own fabrication which you may pass on to Mr.


The essays briefly discussed here furthermore document a new standard against which we can now measure the uptake of a critico-historical and platonic baroque by the historical whxt on architecture among the visual arts in the s and s.

Three Essays on Style – Erwin Panofsky, William S. Heckscher – Google Books

Lavin confirms that he has no direct knowledge of the essay to which Panofsky refers—pers. Irving Lavin Cambridge, Mass.: They nonetheless serve to illustrate the role claimed for the baroque in the immediate post-war moment towards three ends that deserve our attention.

A truly recurrent baroque will be a cultural rather than morphological phase, drawing in all artistic expressions of culture. Bell and Sons, ; New York: Erwin PanofskyWilliam S. This is simply one of those fields well prepared to accept the baroque and its conceptual baggage in order to compel it into service towards projective ends. Research on the papers of Wilhelm S. Finally, although Middeldorf did publish a couple of methodologically minded essays, his specialization and interests appear to reside elsewhere than the baroque.

The Economy of Icons: Second, if there is, which meaning shall we recommend for adoption? Kunstwissenschaft und Barockforschung ca. Lavin has kindly made a copy of the various privately held versions of the lecture available for my consultation.

Walter de Gruyter, The future of the baroque, ca. He instead addresses three distinct meanings that had accrued to the term since the end of the nineteenth century.

Log In Sign Up. As a consequence, the term baroque undergoes, from this time, one of the periodic recalibrations to which it has been subject over the course of its life.

Manchester University Press, The Rolls-Royce piece was written in MIT Press,f.