Art History I: Baroque Art III: The Dutch Republic Practice

Where did Peter Paul Rubens get most of his inspiration for the image below?
—Answers may vary. Italian Baroque masters and the Flemish tradition

How did Rubens alter the future of Baroque art?
—Answers will vary. He combined Flemish and Baroque styles, making his painting synonymous with Flemish Baroque.

The Dutch were so proud of the painting below that they _______________________.
—presented it to the French queen Marie de’ Medici

How did the artist add drama to the image above?
—He added some unnecessary but colorful characters.

What type of painting is Anthony van Dyck most famous for?
—Royal portraiture

What trick of Rubens did Van Dyck include in the above painting?
—Answers may vary. He enhances the stature of Charles I. If you look closely, you can see that he is taller than his pages and his horse.

Which of the following characteristics of Rubens came from his influences?
—all of the above

Who painted the image above?

Which of the artist’s skills are best represented in the piece above?
—his skill at transparencies and reflections

Why was this painting originally called, “The Night Watch”?
—Answers will vary. Before the painting was restored it had a dense layer of grime, deep and darkened varnish, and dark architectural background, so many believed it to be a depiction of night.