Comparing Rococo & Baroque Portraiture

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Which artistic movement encompassed the 17th century?

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1. What characterizes Baroque art?

2. Which of these does not describe Rigaud's portrait of King Louis XIV?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, portraiture can be the vehicle through which the idea of beauty is depicted. This quiz and worksheet can help test your understanding of the differences between Baroque and Rococo portraiture styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Main artistic movement of the 17th century
  • Characteristics of Baroque art
  • Rigaud's depiction of Louis XIV
  • Subjects of Rococo portraits
  • Description of Rococo portraits

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of styles of portraiture
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about 17th and 18th-century portraiture in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Rococo and Baroque portraiture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding portrait painting

Additional Learning

To learn more about portraiture techniques in the 17th and 18th centuries, review the accompanying lesson titled Comparing Rococo & Baroque Portraiture. The lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics of the Baroque style
  • Examine the characteristics of the Rococo style
  • Learn why the death of Louis XIV helped usher in the Rococo style
  • Identify the types of characteristics associated with a subject that may be presented in his or her portrait
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