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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It is not very good and full of typographical and other errors but he may get some ideas, if only by way of opposition.

Thanks to Evonne Levy for sharing her research on this collection. Das Problem der Stilentwicklung in der neueren Kunst Munich: Three Essays on Style. The Growth of a New Tradition, 5th ed. The reflections presented from the end of the Second World Ix which the brief essays considered here together comprise merely two examples—tend to synthesise those discursive shifts occurring in many different fields, including the history of art.

Erwin Panofsky, “What is Baroque?”

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.


Another impending article by [Ulrich] Middeldorf Chicago University is concerned with the vicissitudes of the term and will certainly be of interest but has not appeared either so far as I know.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. They must therefore remain provisional. Introduction In a letter dated June 22,Erwin Panofsky wrote to his former student and fellow art historian William S.

This was first prepared in the mids, revised over the course of several decades and first published posthumously in in an essay collection wyat by Irving Lavin.

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

In some cases the baroque explicitly figures in this discussion over the s and s while in others it fades into the frwin as the question itself assumes greater significance. Lavin confirms that he has no direct knowledge of the essay to which Panofsky refers—pers. Log In Sign Up. These phases are, put simply, the classic Renaissance of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, the mannerist phase extending to the end of the seventeenth century, erwkn 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.

Columbia University Press, Giedion, Space, Time and Architecture: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Campisano, 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.


The Rolls-Royce piece was written in All three essays reveal unexpected aspects of Panofsky’s sensibility, both personal and intellectual. The Economy of Icons: Account Options Sign in. Eine Untersuchung u ber wesen und entstehung des Barockstils in Italien Munich: Irving Lavin Cambridge, Mass.: A Study in the History of Taste London: The lesser known of the two authors considered here, Wolfgang Stechow was an historian of seventeenth-century Dutch painting.

Studio per edizioni scelte, Manchester University Press, In order to get closer to what Panofsky might have dispatched we can negotiate between the edited, published post version of the essay and the most widely distributed unpublished version of the lecture text.

University of Toronto Press,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. Help Center Find new research papers in: It also raises as a question of timeliness the importance Stechow and his colleagues saw in regularising the meanings that had accrued to the term, and the importance Panofsky saw in the idea of the baroque in particular at that moment.