Module 8 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Baroque art in the rest of Europe and understand its impact on later artistic developments.

In Module 8 we will examine Baroque art in the rest of Europe. We will look at how artists like Rembrandt contributed to the development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Baroque art in the rest of Europe in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

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  • Review: Key Learning Items

The Baroque

  • Read: Baroque Terms Explained


  • Read: Rubens, Elevation of the Cross
  • Watch: Rubens, Arrival of Marie de Medici (5:23)
  • Watch: Rubens, The Consequences of War (3:54)

Dutch Republic

  • Watch: Vermeer, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher (4:48)
  • Watch: Vermeer, The Glass of Wine (4:16)
  • Read: Vermeer and the Camera Obscura
  • Watch: Rembrandt, Bathsheba at her Bath (4:02)
  • Watch: Rembrandt, The Three Crosses (10:22)
  • Watch: Rembrandt’s Self-Portraits (10:21)
  • Watch: Hal’s Singing Boy with Flute (2:15)
  • Watch: Hal’s Malle Babbe (3:37)
  • Watch: van Huysum, Vase with Flowers (2:56)
  • Read: Vanitas Painting Explained
  • Read: Dutch Genre Painting Explained


  • Watch: Las Meninas (5:59)
  • Watch: Los Borrachos (4:47)


  • Read: Louis XIV & Versailles
  • Watch: Poussin, Landscape with St. John (5:05)
  • Watch: Le Nain, Peasant Family in an Interior (3:11)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Module 8 Quiz (5 points)