Hello everyone and welcome to Week 3 of ART F262X.

Please do the following before SUNDAY, July 17 (11:59PM).

1. Go through the material in the Mannerism, Baroque, and Dutch Golden Age wings.

2. Respond to the following forums on Slack:

Slack channel #week3part1

  • Mannerism was the most popular style in the late 16th century but by the 17th century it viewed negatively and was believed to represent an excess of distortion, individualism, and an imbalance. Do you think the turn away from naturalism represented by Mannerist works was a regression or a progression? Defend your opinion with examples.

Slack channel #week3part2

  • Baroque artists often employed exaggerated movement, dramatic chiaroscuro, and exquisite detailing. As a result the Baroque style is often characterized as theatrical and grandiose. Works from the Dutch Golden Age, on the other hand, often appear true to nature and are characterized by a sense of realism and reserve. Choose a work from each of the two wings and compare and contrast them.