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Art Appreciation –HUMA 205-1202A-05
Janice Miller

Abstract Baroque art is presented as an art style. Baroque art style is such diversity within in the Baroque period 1600-1770 because of the relationship to the era’s border and intellectual tendencies there was three important effects on the art. Which are, western Christianity, religious tensions, and the division of the Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. The Baroque artist appealed to their viewer in a dramatic way because there were two powerful forces competing with each other in the 17 century.

Baroque artistic style was between the years 1600 thru the year1770, they highly expressed their motion in
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The painting was painted for a Roman Catholic Cathedral in his homeland. This composition is arranged along a diagonal anchored at the bottom of the right by a very muscular figure. This painting is a realism, and an action and drama picture (Frank 2011). In this painting it is showing soldier lifting Christ body on the cross. This painting is done on an oil canvas, measuring 182 by 134 inches. Some know the Rising of the Cross by the name Elevation of the Cross. The Rising of the Cross was stolen by the French in 1794 and taken to Paris, and later returned to Antwerp in 1815 to the Church of our Lady. Painting is part of a triptych , in which he was a man of faith and his painting is known for emotional religious masterpieces. People that has looked at this art has notice a strong contrast of light and dark and a struggle to lift Christ to his death. It is a violent contrast between light and shadows. It also shows the battle that we have between good and bad, while it also shows the men to reinforce the weight off Jesus scarifying himself for the burden of the world sins. The painting has strong lines of diagonal motion and serve as a dramatize, which becomes a simple scene. The thought that was put into this picture was to let the worshippers know of the true nature of the supernatural scene that is shown to them. Baroque art is a style that is used by artist between the years of
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