Baroque Art IV: France and England

Most of the artwork in England was produced to______________________.
—keep family records

Who is the artist of the image above?
—”Village Piper” by Antoine Le Nain

Which of the following was an architect who dominated English Baroque architecture?
—Christopher Wren

Why would the painting above be considered Baroque?
—Emotion is present in the face of the mother and there is a strong contrast between the figures in the foreground and the dark background.

What was Nicolas Poussin’s art known to be?
—orderly, arranged

Who is the artist of the painting above?
—The artist is unknown

What were the main differences between French and English Baroque painting?
—French Baroque painting had a strong Italian Baroque influence, not seen as much in English painting.

Which of the following artists had a direct influence on the artist of the above painting?
—Caravaggio (???)

Where on the church pictured above can you locate evidence of Baroque influence?
—The facade contains deep porticos which cause a dramatic play of light and shadow.

What does the light do in the painting above?
—It creates a somber mood and unifies the work.

What was Christopher Wren’s focus after much of London burned in 1666, and how did his plans change?
—He focused on salvaging St. Peter’s Cathedral, however it failed. Instead, he designed a new church which is a hallmark of English Baroque.

Who is the artist of the image above?
—”Landscape with Saint John on Patmos”, Nicolas Poussin

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