Art Appreciation Unit 4 Ip Essays

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From the Baroque Period through the Romantic Age
May 20, 2010
Unit 4 Individual Project
American InterContinental University

During this assignment I will talk about three types of Work of Art from three different artists from the Baroque period through the postmodern era. 1). Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; 2) Rembrandt van Rijn; and 3) Peter Paul Rubens, these three artists were known for their religious theme in their art work. The naturalism that was visibly demonstrated in each of the artist work with high contrast of lighting that noticeably appeared in these paintings. Each artist was well known and respected for their work.

The three artists Works of Art that I have chosen are:
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Rembrandt followed the footsteps of Albrecht Durer and Lucas van Leyden famous illustrious predecessors. (Rembrandt, 1635) During the 1630’s was particularly a wealth time for the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt. He married the art dealer wealthy niece and had four children only one survived. The story behind the painting was revealed after his firstborn passed away. This is when “The Resurrection of Christ”, was painted. (Rembrandt, 1635) Rembrandt was known as a deeply religious and devoted family man.

Peter Paul Rubens: The Raising of the Cross c. 1609-10 (Oil on Panel)

Description of Rubens Work of Art

The Raising of the Cross describes Rubens awesome ability to stage his artwork and was immediately recognizable in Ruben’s Michelangelesque heroically strong and muscular bodies. ( men straining and anxiety is evident in this particular painting. Soldiers are showing tremendous power in their in their legs, arms, and back as they raised and carried Jesus up the hill, while nailed to the cross. You could see the dramatic tension that was rising with the closeness of the moment. The high contrast lighting focuses noticeably on Jesus, also a characteristic propensity used by Caravaggio. Also Caravaggesque is the strong oblique artistic work of art. Studying the details from the painting in the bodies, clothes and trees is a mirror image of the Baroque