Art history

Using 3-4 examples from different European regions in the 17th century (we covered Italy, Spain, Holland, Flanders, and France) discussed in the lectures and/or the readings, describe the diverse manifestations of the Baroque movement. What formal qualities distinguish these national schools, and what, if anything, do they have in common? Use Heinrich Wölfflin’s description of Baroque art in his Principles of Art History as your guide. How did religion influence the different ways in which Baroque artists approached their subject matter, regardless of whether they were painting directly religious themes?