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Baroque

The drama of deep color and shadow

In response to the political and societal change of the reformation and the counter-reformation the Baroque was a calculated image campaign by the catholic church to keep and retains its members, power, and influence. The byproduct of this cultural campaign/branding is a redesigning of how cities are planned, built, and structured. To make itself attractive the church commissioned grandiose buildings, sculptures, paintings and piazzas to promote itself and show off its power.

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Portrait of a Man with a Gloved Hand

Portrait of a Man with a Gloved Hand

Anthony van Dyck1540

Caravaggio

How a murderer invented Baroque painting

1571-1610

Peter Paul Rubens

A great painter — but a perfect entrepreneur.

1577-1640

Clara Peeters

A mysterious woman paints hyperrealistic brunch

1589-1657
Boy Peeling Fruit

Boy Peeling Fruit

Caravaggio1592

Artemisia Gentileschi

Heads will roll

1593-1656

Georges de La Tour

A Caravaggisti embraces silence

1593-1652
Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller

Caravaggio1594
The Musicians

The Musicians

Caravaggio1595
Bacchus

Bacchus

Caravaggio1596
Narcissus

Narcissus

Caravaggio1594-1596
Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Caravaggio1597
Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto

Caravaggio1597

Anthony van Dyck

Foppish men, elegant women, and cavalier style

1599-1641
The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew

The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio1599
Calling of Saint Matthew

Calling of Saint Matthew

Caravaggio1600
Conversion on the way to Damascus

Conversion on the way to Damascus

Caravaggio1600-1601
Cupid as Victor

Cupid as Victor

Caravaggio1601
Supper at Emmaus (1602)

Supper at Emmaus (1602)

Caravaggio1602
The Sacrifice of Isaac

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Caravaggio1601-1602
The Entombment of Christ

The Entombment of Christ

Caravaggio1602-1603
John the Baptist in the Wilderness

John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Caravaggio1604

Rembrandt van Rijn

Your sins and your good deeds will leave a mark.

1606-1669
Supper at Emmaus (1606)

Supper at Emmaus (1606)

Caravaggio1606
David with the Head of Goliath (1607)

David with the Head of Goliath (1607)

Caravaggio1607
Madonna of the Rosary

Madonna of the Rosary

Peter Paul Rubens1607

Judith Leyster

Jovial portraitist forgotten for 200 years

1609-1660
Raising of Lazarus

Raising of Lazarus

Caravaggio1609
David with the Head of Goliath (1610)

David with the Head of Goliath (1610)

Caravaggio1610
John the Baptist

John the Baptist

Caravaggio1610
Susanna and the Elders

Susanna and the Elders

Artemisia Gentileschi1610
Self-portrait as a Female Martyr

Self-portrait as a Female Martyr

Artemisia Gentileschi1615
Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

Artemisia Gentileschi1615-1617
Head of Medusa

Head of Medusa

Peter Paul Rubens1617-1618
Judith and her Maidservant

Judith and her Maidservant

Artemisia Gentileschi1618-1619
Jael and Sisera

Jael and Sisera

Artemisia Gentileschi1620
Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Artemisia Gentileschi1613-1620
Judith Beheading Holofernes

Judith Beheading Holofernes

Artemisia Gentileschi1614-1620
The Head of an Old Man

The Head of an Old Man

Anthony van Dyck1618-1620
Study Head of a Young Woman

Study Head of a Young Woman

Anthony van Dyck1618-1620
Perseus Releases Andromeda

Perseus Releases Andromeda

Peter Paul Rubens1622
Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Prince of Oneglia

Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Prince of Oneglia

Anthony van Dyck1624
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Judith Leyster1630
Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid

Artemisia Gentileschi1625-1630
Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

Anthony van Dyck1628-1630

Johannes Vermeer

Can you cheat at art?

1632-1675

Mary Beale

Mary brings home the bacon

1633-1699
Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Rembrandt van Rijn1633
The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

Artemisia Gentileschi1635
Esther before Ahasuerus

Esther before Ahasuerus

Artemisia Gentileschi1628-1635
Henrietta Maria

Henrietta Maria

Anthony van Dyck1632-1635

Elisabetta Sirani

The mysterious death of a young art teacher

1638-1665
Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Artemisia Gentileschi1638
Hélène Fourment in a Fur Robe

Hélène Fourment in a Fur Robe

Peter Paul Rubens1636-1638
The Man with the Golden Helmet

The Man with the Golden Helmet

Rembrandt van Rijn1650
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Rembrandt van Rijn1660
Portrait of a Young Girl

Portrait of a Young Girl

Mary Beale1681
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

William Hogarth1735
Ethel Page

Ethel Page

Cecilia Beaux1884
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1887
Purgatory

Purgatory

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo1890