Baroque and The Enlightenment
Please answer each question with at least two paragraph.
1- Line, color, hue, balance, form and perspective were some of the key concepts covered in this week’s tutorial. Use the example of a painting by Peter Paul Rubens and discuss how one or more of this week’s key concepts are featured in the painting. ( see material attached)
Identify the painting by title, and include citations for any material you’ve researched.
2- Given the information from this week’s reading on the Enlightenment, the New Rationalism, and the Scientific Revolution, how did advancements in science and reasoning change the lives of people at this time? In addition, what effects did the Industrial Revolution have on the world?
3- When speaking of the Enlightenment is primarily European, it is interesting the note that the arts in America experienced a similar period (though it occurred somewhat later) and that this period was also termed the “Age of Reason”. The American “Age of Reason” was, in many ways, a reaction against the “Age of Faith” that preceded it. Similarly, the Enlightenment (or Age of Reason) in Europe, followed a period in which the church (Faith) had been at the core of man’s existence and, therefore, at the heart of the arts.
4-How did the art produced during the Enlightenment reflect a move away from faith and toward reason? To what extent did secular subjects and themes replace religious subjects and themes?