| BAROQUE IN HOLLAND 1600s

| 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.

Landscapes
Still Lifes, Genre Painting, and Portraits
Rembrandt
Vermeer

Homework on Reading

Reading: Etching

Assignment: Describe the key steps in making an etching. How does an etched line differ from an engraved line?

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

Film: Rembrandt

Assignment: Pick three key events in Rembrandt’s life and describe his artistic expression of these events.

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