History Of Western Art II Reading Assignment

  • Chapter 18:  Renaissance and Reformation
  • Chapter 19:  Baroque in Italy and Spain
  • Chapter 20:  Baroque in the Netherlands
  • Chapter 21:  Baroque in France and England

Text Books:

History of Art, Vol. II.  by Janson & Janson.  (6th, 7th, or 8th Edition) Required.

Reading assignment

Learning Objectives: The Baroque

Important Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and use of the vocabulary and phrases associated with discussions of the Baroque in Europe: the philosophy, arts, cultures and religion.
  • Identify and discuss the major changes in European Art that distinguishes the Baroque movement.
  • Identify and articulate the achievements of the important people and artist of the Baroque.
  • Articulate the shifts in the functions of Art in the Baroque; particularly as propaganda for the religious conflicts of Catholics and Protestants, the monarchy, populist government and social reforms.

Videos to Watch: Baroque Art Part 1

Please watch the following videos on the Art of the Baroque Period.

Sister Wendy’s Survey of Baroque Art

You will need to log on to Alexander Street Video.  If the following link does not work for you, you can find the video through the Skyline Library.   Locate the Skyline Library page on the Skyline College page under “Campus”.  Under the “One Search” dialog line, select the tab for “VIDEOS”.  Select the second line “Academic Video Online (Alexander Street streaming)”.   Then enter “Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting, episode 5”.

https://search-alexanderstreet-com.ezproxy.skylinecollege.edu/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7C1795294 

Simon Shama’s Power of ART  (episode 1)  “Caravaggio” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX_KWIvIVM8&list=PLJsjdX3foufhEHhOM9xxINIOb6YC1fds- 

Simon Shama’s Power of ART  (episode 2)  “Bernini”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJsD8mmWjM8&list=PLJsjdX3foufhEHhOM9xxINIOb6YC1fds-&index=2 

Great Paintings Explained: Judith Beheading Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LejFaCncuc4 

Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM_IzEAv5d4 

Velasquez’s  “Las Meninas: Is This The Best Painting In History?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKRKrpz09Fk 

BBC The Real Versailles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIkDQ2mR6uM 

Versailles’ dirty secrets – Toute L’Histoire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWYIgqMEE2o&t=1721s 

Video to Watch: Baroque and Age of Enlightenment

Sister Wendy’s Survey of “THREE GOLDEN AGES”

You will need to log on to Alexander Street Video.  If the following link does not work for you, you can find the video through the Skyline Library.   Locate the Skyline Library page on the Skyline College page under “Campus”.  Under the “One Search” dialog line, select the tab for “VIDEOS”.  Select the second line “Academic Video Online (Alexander Street streaming)”.   Then enter “Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting, episode 6”.

https://search-alexanderstreet-com.ezproxy.skylinecollege.edu/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7C1795295 

Simon Schama’s Power of Art — “Jacques Louie David”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5U87bSHUxI&t=113s 

The Age of Reason Europe After the Renaissance 1642-1800

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4mwtJ5bTHI 

Romanticism in European Culture

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Romanticism