Baroque! From St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s

Baroque! From St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s


Watch: “Baroque! From St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s” (episode 1)

The historian and critic Waldemar Januszczak have established himself as a “go-to” personality when it comes to art history videos. A character and iconoclast, WJ is anything but staid in his rapid-fire delivery and the surprising amount of engaging content he delivers to his audience in the UK and globally.

This video is the first episode of a 3-part – and impressively thorough – discussion of the features and the global scope of the Baroque style. Assignment to follow.

Here’s your link:

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Respond to the 5 questions, below:

1, What is the origin of the term “Baroque?”. How does the etymology of this word relate to Baroque art and architecture? (Note: You’ll want to know the meaning of this technical term, etymology, correct?)

2, Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini – sculptor, architect, painter, and more – are discussed at length in the film. Describe the significance of at least two of Bernini’s Baroque masterpieces.

3, San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane, Borromini’s best-known building, is an exemplary Baroque structure. How so?

4, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is said to have “completed reinvented … religious art.” But his work took a darker turn following his flight from Rome to the southern Italian city of Naples. Describe the nature of this transformation.

5, Write a succinct (that is, “briefly and clearly expressed”) 250-300-word review of the video you’ve just seen. If satisfactorily completed, this assignment will substitute for one of four of the assigned questions.