The Introduction of Landscape Painting in Baroque Art


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Which of the following statements is true?

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1. A true landscape ____.

2. Which of the following artists created landscapes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Dutch artists who were at the forefront of the Northern Renaissance were among the first to use nature as their primary subject and to paint landscapes with realism, movement and emotional drama. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the characteristics of 17th century Dutch landscape painting and how their work reflected key principles of art during the Baroque period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment about landscape Baroque paintings tests you on:

  • The use of landscapes in 15th and 16th century painting
  • The definition of a true landscape
  • Famous 17th century landscape artists
  • Characteristics of Baroque landscapes
  • Examples of Baroque landscapes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on landscape painting as Baroque art
  • Making connections - examine the techniques artists used to convey drama and emotion in landscape paintings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the Baroque characteristics of 17th century Dutch landscape paintings

Additional Learning

Through the lesson titled The Introduction of Landscape Painting In Baroque Art, you will learn more about this time period to be able to:

  • Understand the function of landscapes in Renaissance art
  • Name some of the pioneers of 17th century landscape painting
  • Explain how Dutch landscapes reflect Baroque ideals and principles
  • Describe the use of light and shadow in Dutch landscape painting