Essay Baroque Art in Europe and North America

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Baroque Art in Europe and North America

Throughout this research paper the topic is going to be along the lines of the Baroque Art in Europe and North America, which comes from chapter nineteen of our Art History book. The main purpose is to review major ideas and principles in this chapter by writing an analysis of certain points that were highlighted. For example, certain techniques that were used to define the Baroque Art, major sculptures, architectures, and paintings, and also just some general background information about this time period. I decided to write on this subject because when reading the chapters, the Baroque period seemed to catch my attention the most due to the amazing architecture that
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First of all, the major types and techniques in this time era were genre, glazes, impastos’, etching and dry point, which is a technique where images are done on metal plates, and tenebrism or also known as chiaroscuro. The paintings and sculptures of the Baroque period had some diversity them such as large religious or historical paintings. Also, portraits of people, still life or shots and then finally genre, which is just basically scenes that are taken or painted of everyday life. According to a definition in the Art History book, “genre painting is a term that is used loosely to categorize paintings depicting scenes of everyday life, including domestic interiors, parties, inn scenes, and street scenes”(Stokstad Glossary pg. 5). Next skill was glazing and impasto and this was one of the more simple tasks performed during the Baroque period. Glazing is just when the artist puts a layer of liquid onto a piece of art and this gives it a waterproof and decorative surface. Then impasto is just simply the application of thick layers of pigment to a painting to give it a clear texture.
Also according to our book in Art History, “Etching process, a metal plate is coated on both sides with an acid-resistant varnish... then the artist draws through the varnish with a sharp needle to expose the metal” (Stokstad pg. 772). In this process the artist can easily control the amount
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