Baroque’s Dark Heart (Art History Documentary) | Perspective

There is always so much doubt in Rembrandt, so much hesitation, a sadness that draws you towards his irresistible vulnerability, like a magnet. This realization, that the problems of an artist, his insecurities and inner life were worthy of a picture, was one of the Baroque’s most brilliant insights. It was the first art movement to realize that people are as interested in weakness as they are in strength, that doubts are as compelling as achievements, and that the real hero is sometimes the underdog.

Waldemar Januszczak

Art critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the Baroque tradition. He follows Baroque to its dark heart in Spain, focusing on the route of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

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From Baroque! From St Peter’s to St Paul’s

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