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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 73 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Baroque Art

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE

 

Lights, camera (obscura), Baroque! With a heavy sense of theatrics, Baroque art pierces the heart with a heightened sense of emotion and a rich, stagelike aesthetic. At this time many countries were exploiting riches from their newfound colonies overseas. Not only was the Catholic church still a great patron of the arts, but wealthy private citizens wanted to impress their friends with fancy paintings and sculptures. Religious subject matter was always in vogue, but new themes emerged in triumphant landscapes that dwarfed their human occupants, still lifes were big, and ...

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