Breakthroughs in the Evolution of Art

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Throughout history, art has been ever-changing. There are four main periods that I believe made breakthroughs in the evolution of art. Firstly, I will talk about Baroque, which is dark and emotional, that definitely reflects the political tensions during that time. Next, I will talk about Romanticism, which is based more on nature and outdoors. This period also showcases artwork that is light, happy, and more imaginative than previous periods. Then, I will show how Impressionism artwork is light and rather carefree. There were many people and objects that are shown. Finally, I will tell you about Fauvism, which is quite extreme and over the top. The paintings are abstract and interesting to look at. These are only four of the many art periods, but they are four that I found to be particularly interesting.

Baroque art is very dark and rather two-dimensional. Baroque originated in Italy, and then quickly spread to France, Germany, Netherlands and Spain. Baroque was also known as the Age of Enlightenment, in which there was new knowledge spreading about astronomy, world view, music, arts, and government. There were new discoveries, including photography, which is said to be created by Caravaggio, who showed the effect of light and shade. The paintings in the Baroque period were dark and showed tension. The tension is showcasing the political tensions between the Catholics and Protestants. Economically, the baroque period was the beginning of the middle class. All these events occurring during this period are all reflected in the art. Claude Lorrain was a famous baroque artist. Claude’s paintings are very limited, meaning that he didn’t really branch out at all. All his paintings are similar and he never really felt the need ...

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