Create a Baroque or Romantic-style painting of a person, place, or scene with tempera on paper.
You may choose to...
  1. Create a painting emphasizing the tenebrea style, beginning dark, and using limited, theatrical lighting, like Caravagio or Gentileschi.
  2. Create a painting emphasizing exaggerated mannerism (instead of realistic proportions) to stress tension, action or for expressive or emotional effect, like El Greco or Peter Paul Rubens
  3. Create an allegory, using fictional characters or symbols to express a universal truth, like Rubens
  4. Create a painting depicting a scene from Greek mythology or history, like many Baroque painters.
  5. Create a painting depicting strong or important women in a serious or heroic way, like Gentileschi.

  • Aesthetics
    • Emphasis/Dominance
    • Rhythm/Movment
    • Value/Lighting/Shading
  • Art Production
    • Tenebrism
    • Mannerism
    • Allegory
  • Art Criticism
  • Art History-
    • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio “The Calling of St. Matthew”
    • Annibale Carracci (The Farnese Gallery)
    • Guido Reni “Cleopatra”
    • Guercino (born Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) “Jesus and the Adulteress”
    • Artemisia Gentileschi “Judith and Her Maidservant” & “Judith and Holofernes”
    • El Greco “The Burial of Count Orgaz” & “The View of Toledo”
    • Peter Paul Rubens “Peace and War” & “Helena Fourment in a Fur Wrap”