| BAROQUE IN HOLLAND 1600s
For each of the four SHORT TALKS, describe one idea and say why it is important.
Also, for each of the four SHORT TALKS, pick one artwork, identify it (artist, title, date), and say what is special about it.
Homework on Reading
Reading: Jan Janszn Orlers, “Life of Rembrandt van Rijn,” Description of the City of Leyden (1641)
Assignment: This description of Rembrandt was written when he was the leading artist in Amsterdam. What does the author single out as important features of Rembrandt?
Homework on the Videos
Video: Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope
Assignment: What did Leeuwenhoek do to improve the microscope?
Video: Peter Paul Rubens, Raising of the Cross, 1610-11
Assignment: Rubens was Flemish and traveled to Italy. How does his art combine the realist style of Northern Europe with the classical style of Italy?
Homework on the Film
Assignment: Pick three key events in Rembrandt’s life and describe his artistic expression of these events.