Essay on Visual Arts And The Modern World
Assignment Number: U08A01
HUM1000 – Dr. Perry
Introduction Throughout history the Visual Arts have been vital to the communication between and survival of the human species. We have evolved over thousands of years from the time of the cavemen our first art being that depicting that of the hunt to the modern surrealism depicted by Salvador Dalí. The vast expanse of emotion behind visual art is truly beyond the peripheral of the mind’s eye. The talents depicted by such magnificent Baroque artists such as Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and the female painter Artemisia Gentileschi as well as many others have given artists through the ages to both inspiration and encouragement to pursue their own work.
Baroque Aesthetic Principles
Describing a period of time between 1590 and 1720, the Baroque period is seen as a period of opulence and extravagance as well as for the religious reflections in the art. Baroque is classified usually by location but the most common ways are to determine them by Italian Baroque, Northern Baroque, and Aristocratic Baroque. Baroque art could come in many forms including paintings which could be as large as full scale wall paintings or huge frescoes for ceilings, such as the Sistine Chapel, which depicted many religious scenes, or small such as individual pieces for private families. These visual pieces gave the viewers ‘a heightened sense of participation in the events of the Christian story…