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Baroque in the Netherlands and Flanders

Baroque in the Netherlands and Flanders

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will provide an introduction to the Baroque in the Netherlands and Flanders.
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Notes on "Baroque in the Netherlands and Flanders"

Key Terms


Referring to the figures portrayed by painter Rubens, usually depicting plump or full figured women


The method in drawing where represented objects are reduced in size and are not parallel to the picture plane in order to convey an illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface


A symbolic narrative; a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through material forms


The illusion of movement in a composition

Picture Plane

The invisible plane that corresponds to the surface of the painting, the picture plane is like a window opening out onto another world


A style of painting (such as impressionism) that emphasizes the brushstroke and action of applying paint to surface

Image Credits

Elevation of the Cross; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_068.jpg, Masaccio, Trinity Fresco, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Masaccio,_trinit%C3%A0.jpg, Arrival of Marie de Medici at Marseilles; Creative Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_The_Landing_of_Marie_de_M%C3%A9dicis_at_Marseilles_-_WGA20337.jpg, Allegory of the Oubreak of War; Public Domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Los_horrores_de_la_guerra.jpg , School of Athens; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_01.jpg