Overview Module 2 Baroque Art

See Chapter 7 in Lumen Learning Text

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Baroque art, its artists, and its impact on art history.

In Module 2 we will examine Baroque art. We will look at how artists like Bernini, and Rembrandt, contributed to the development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Baroque art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the concepts and terminology of Baroque art
  • Investigate and apply the fundamental questions we ask when looking at art objects from this movement
  • Discuss, collaborate, and generate understanding as to the meaning of Baroque art
  • Assess and evaluate the impact of Baroque art on the continued evolution of Western art

While you are reviewing the content of this module, consider the following questions:

  • How did the Baroque look different across Europe?
  • What are the key characteristics of Baroque art?