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Flemish Baroque Art

Flemish Baroque Art

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will provide an introduction to the Baroque in the Netherlands and Flanders.
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Terms to Know


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.

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.


The illusion of movement in a composition.


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


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


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



Image of Peter Paul Rubens, Elevation of the Cross, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_-_Raising_of_the_Cross_-_WGA20204.jpg; Image of Peter Paul Rubens, Arrival of Marie de’ Medici in Marseilles, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_035.jpg; Image of Peter Paul Rubens, Consequences of War, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Los_horrores_de_la_guerra.jpg; Image of Raphael, Philosophy (School of Athens), Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_01.jpg