Baroque Painting: Style, Characteristics & Artists - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Baroque painting?

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1. Which of the following statements about Velazquez's painting Las Meninas is FALSE?

2. How did Rubens reflect the religious turmoil of his time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess what you know about the characteristics of Baroque painting. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know the names of several painters whose works best utilized the themes of this art form.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify characteristics of Baroque painting
  • Details of Velazquez' painting 'Las Meninas'
  • How the Flemish artist Ruben reflected religious turmoil in his paintings
  • What the French artist Lorrain is famous for
  • What country Rembrandt was from

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the themes of Baroque paintings
  • Making connections - use understanding of the use of light and shadow in Baroque paintings
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Baroque and Renaissance painting
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific painters who worked in the Baroque form

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Baroque Painting: Style, Characteristics & Artists. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail the themes of Baroque painting
  • Compare Baroque painting to Renaissance art
  • Identify major Baroque painters from different countries
  • Name famous paintings of each artist