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The History of Baroque Art videos

Use these online videos to study the History of Art and the artists and architecture of The Baroque period

With this History of Art video series, you'll discover the period known the Baroque, an era of world exploration and a heightened knowledge of other cultures.

Use these 3 online History of Art video titles to discover the History of Baroque Art (1545-1715), and the Baroque artists that contributed to this period.

Learn about and discover the flowering of Baroque Art, a sensuous and dynamic art that appealed directly to the emotions--in an atmosphere of excitement, variety, and religious unrest. See beautiful works of Baroque art by Bernini, Caravaggio, El Greco, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Velazquez, Vermeer, and many others. View outstanding examples of Baroque architecture, including the Colonnade of St. Peter's, Versailles, and El Escorial. This title also features excerpts from musical compositions by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann.

Learning Objectives:

  • Survey the causes of the religious, political, and intellectual unrest that affected Europe during the Baroque period and explore how this unrest is reflected in Baroque art.
  • Understand the influence of the Roman Catholic Church on Baroque art and Baroque architecture.
  • Identify some of the characteristics of Baroque art, such as the dramatic use of light and shadow and an emphasis on sensuality and emotion, through a display of Baroque paintings, sculpture, and architecture from Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Spain.
  • Name prominent Baroque artists, including Rubens, Bernini, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio, and identify some of their famous and historic works of Baroque art.
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