In the Main Roles

(in order of appearance)

Caravaggio Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi da, called Caravaggio after the town from which his family came.
1571-1610. Italian painter who revolutionized pictorial tradition with strong contrasts accenting the vivid realism of his scenes. Greatly influenced the development of European painting.
Georges de La Tour 1593-1652. French painter renowned for the unmistakable originality of his style: skillfully organized plays of light, austere realism, simplified volumes.
Guido Reni 1575-1642. Italian (Bolognese) painter.
Disciple of Carracci.
Adriaen van der Werff 1659-1722. Dutch painter.
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta 1683-1754. Italian (Venetian) painter, who had great influence on Tiepolo.
Carlo Rainaldi 1611-1691. Italian architect of the High Baroque.
Giambattista Tiepolo 1696-1770. Italian (Venetian) painter, decorator, and etcher. In his large-scale frescoes, the great clarity of color and deft draftsmanship make his figures seem to "fly" in airy space.
Filippo Juvarra 1678-1736. Italian architect (Late Baroque and Early Rococo).
Carl-Philip von Greiffenclau Prince-Bishop of Würzburg.
Eugene of Savoy 1663-1736. Prince of House of Savoy, general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire, notredfor his patronage of the arts.
Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt 1668-1745. Austrian architect
Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer 1689-1751. Bohemian architect (Late Baroque), who worked mainly in Prague where he finished (great dome and bell tower,1737-1751) the St. Nikolas Church of Mala Strana (Little Quarter), started by his father in 1703, and built St. Nikolas Church of the Old Town Square 1732-6.
Abbot Ruppert II Benedictine monastic complex of Ottobeuren
Schmuzer (also spelled Schmuzzer and Schmutzer) brothers Franz (1676-1741), decorator/stuccoer, and Joseph (1683-1752, architect and decorator/stuccoer, and Joseph's son Franz Xaver (1713-1775), decorator/stuccoer
Johann Georg Bergmüller 1688-1762 Bavarian painter, teacher, printmaker and draftsman.
Johann Jakob Herkomer 1648-1717. Bavarian architect, painter, and stuccoer.
Franz Xaver Schmädl 1705-1777. Bavarian sculptor.
Ignaz Günther 1725-1775. Bavarian architect and wood carver.
Dominikus Zimmermann 1685-1766. Bavarian architect.1685-1766.
Anton Sturm 1690-1757. Bavarian sculptor and stucco artist.
Joseph Effner 1687-1745. Bavarian architect (Munich court architect) and decorator.
Johann Michaël Fischer 1691-1766. Bavarian architect.
Josef Weinmüller Bavarian stucco artist.
Johann Michaël II Feichtmayr 1709-1772. Bavarian sculptor and decorator.
Karl-Eugen von Greiffenclau Prince-Bishop of Ottobeuren.

Distinguishing between Baroque and Rococo - The Rococo Style - The Age of Rocaille - Bavaria - Six Marvels in a Nutshell - A Foretaste of Paradise - In the Main Roles - The Fabulous 18th Century - 18th-Century Composers