Special Sub-Topic: The Baroque Period
|Many artists created their version of the statue of "David". Which artist from the Baroque period contributed his version?|
Bernini. Gian Lorenzo Bernini was said to be the most influential of all Italian Baroque artists, as a sculptor and architect. His version of "David" was the most realistic, whereas Donatello's "David" is a much younger bronze statue and Michelangelo's "David" is more idealistic, from the Renaissance period.
|Which of the following is not a period of Baroque art?|
Catholic Baroque. Florid Baroque was in Southern Italy, of predominately Catholic artwork. French Classical Baroque was the time of Poussin. Restrained Baroque was in Northern Europe and of Protestant art.
|What art technique was used by the majority of Baroque artists, which is a contrast between light and dark?|
chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro is the contrast between light and dark, which was widely used by the Baroque artists.
|Which artist is known for his work of domesticity, such as "Woman Reading Letter" and "Woman and Water Jug"?|
Vermeer. Vermeer was an unknown in the city of Delft whose artwork was virtually forgotten after his death. His artwork dealt with domestic issues, in which he applied the paint in the form of tiny dots and then rendered the details with careful precision.
|Who was the first woman to make a significant contribution to the Baroque period?|
Gentileschi. Gentileschi made a significant contribution with "Judith and Holofernes", which portrays realistic violence of beheading, and sensual richness of silken bed, jewelry, and cunning drapery.
|Which artist explored the darker aspects of life and death?|
Caravaggio. Caravaggio painted such works as "The Calling of St. Mathew" and "The Martydom of St. Mathew". Massacio and Machiavelli painted during the Renaissance period and Vermeer painted more domestic paintings.
|What is the name of the work by Rembrandt that spotlights a little girl and a man in front through the the technique of chiaroscuro?|
The Night Watch. In the painting "The Night Watch", the little girl in the back and the man in the front stand out among the entire painting. Rembrandt was interested in spiritual teachings and external problems of existence.
|Which artist used the following characteristic in his artwork: blues, reds, and golds, diagonals, robust women, movement, and optical illusion?|
Rubens. Peter Paul Rubens made such art as "Helen Fourmet and her Children", "The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus" and "The Journey of Marie de'Medici", with such characteristics. He was said to be the most universal of all painters.
|Velasquez used optical illusion in this painting, translated into "Maids of Honor".|
Las Meninas. "Las Meninas" was the finest and most complex of Velasquez's artwork. From the large size of the painting, it is easy to tell it is from the Baroque period.
|Baroque is used to describe anything elaborate and fanciful from the 17th and early 18th centuries.|
t. Derived from Portuguese for "barroco" meaning irregularly shaped pearl, and from Italian, "baroco" meaning complicated problem in medieval logic.
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