Claude Lorrain: Renaissance Or Baroque?
Dr. James Terry
October 21, 2014
Renaissance and Baroque Art History
Claude Lorrain: Renaissance or Baroque? Claude Lorrain was a painter born in Champagne, France in the early 1600s, and painted from 1630 until his death in 1682. (claudelorrain.org) Lorrain’s style cannot be defined as either strictly Renaissance or Baroque. (thesis.) The painting Villagers Dancing by Lorrain in 1638 is one example of this mixture of stylistic approach. From left to right, Lorrain painted goats in the foreground and trees in the background. The trees on this left side are dark, and a large contrast to the white, open sky that then opens up as one’s eyes move towards the middle of the painting. The sky in the middle is very bright with some …show more content…
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