Module 2 Baroque Art

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

See Chapter 7 in the Lumen Learning Text

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

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 Italian Baroque art?

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

  • Understand and apply the concepts and terminology of Italian 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 Italian Baroque art
  • Assess and evaluate the impact of Italian Baroque art on the continued evolution of Western art