Baroque Art History Essay Topics

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Beautiful works of art once used to teach church dogma will come to life with essay prompts about Baroque art history. Take your students on a journey through time using works of art, research, and writing.

Baroque Art History: Essay Topics

When learning about Baroque art history (1600-1700s), students need to understand the historical context of the period, such as the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. They'll also need to be aware of the characteristics common to pieces of the time.

The prompts in this lesson will help students learn about the connection between church reformation efforts and the responses that led to many of the characteristics of Baroque art. Some prompts focus on prominent artists of the time to help students explore specific pieces.

Baroque Characteristics

Every period in art history contains features unique to the period. Research and write an informative essay to help someone understand the characteristics of Baroque art.

Art-Church Relationship

Church Connections

Research the link between the Council of Trent and Baroque art and write an essay discussing your findings. Include a discussion about a work of art from this time and how the piece supports your main points.

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