Comparing Rubens' Venus and Adonis & the Raising of the Cross


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Which of the following is a characteristic of Baroque art?

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1. The subject matter of Venus and Adonis is _______.

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of Venus and Adonis and The Raising of the Cross, two major works from the Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens. You'll need to be able to understand key elements from both works, including subject matter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of Baroque art
  • What a triptych painting is
  • Common qualities found in both Venus and Adonis and The Raising of the Cross

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Baroque style in different contexts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Venus and Adonis and The Raising of the Cross and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Peter Paul Rubens' works

Additional Learning

To learn more about Peter Paul Rubens' work, review the accompanying lesson, Comparing Rubens' Venus and Adonis & The Raising of the Cross. The lesson highlights the following objectives:

  • Learn about Rubens' life and work
  • Describe Rubens' artistic style
  • Uncover the background of Venus and Adonis
  • Identify important elements of Venus and Adonis
  • Learn where The Raising of the Cross is located
  • Discuss key elements of The Raising of the Cross