Baroque and Rococo

 

Baroque and Rococo Art Map





Martin van Meytens



 

 


ART ON THE MOVE

Luxury coaches, first invented in Hungary and eventually appearing in Western Europe, led to a golden age of coach design and decoration. The decorative arts were lavishly applied to this privileged mode of transport. Glass and mirrors, materials and carpets, inlaid woods, and gold and silver leaf transformed the bulky, lumbering vehicles into artistic showcases, Rubens painted a state coach for the imperial family and. during the 18th century, the ruling Bourbons commissioned coaches and sedan chairs that were magnificent examples of decorative art, executed by well-known artists. The carriage museums in Madrid and Lisbon house two of the most interesting collections of their kind. Moreover, there are many paintings that depict the pomp and circumstance that accompanied the arrival of royalty or ambassadors in capital cities, with the long processions of richly decorated, horse-drawn carriages.
 

Martin van Meytens the Younger

(1695-1770)

 


Martin van Meytens the Younger
The Arrival of Isabella of Parma on the Occasion of Her Wedding to Joseph II, 1760

 

 


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Detail from Isabella of Parma's Arrival in Vienna on 5th October 1760
Schonbrunn Castle, Vienna.

 


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Wedding Banquet of Joseph II


Martin van Meytens the Younger
A Cavalcade in the Winter Riding School of the
Vienna Hof to Celebrate the Defeat of the French

 

 


Martin van Meytens the Younger
A Cavalcade in the Vienna Hof to Celebrate
the Defeat of the French Army at Prague, 1743


Martin van Meytens the Younger
Court Banquet in the Great Antechamber of the Hofburg Palace, Vienna

 

 


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Wedding of Joseph II to Elizabeth of Parma, 1760


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The Investiture of Joseph II (1741-90) Emperor of Germany
in Frankfurt Cathedral

 

 


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The Investiture Joseph II (1741-90) Following His Coronation as Emperor of Germany in Frankfurt


Martin van Meytens the Younger
The Coronation of Joseph II (1741-90) as Emperor
of Germany in Frankfurt Cathedral, 1764

 

 


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Coronation Banquet of Joseph II in Frankfurt, 1764


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Recital by the Young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Redoutensaal

 

 


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Empress Maria Theresa and Family on the Terrace


Martin van Meytens the Younger
Francois III (1708-65) with His Wife Marie-Therese (1717-80)
and Their Children

 

 


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Wedding Breakfast of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Francis of Lorraine, 1736

 

 

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