Art History Painting Periods

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The paper aims to trace the development of painting through the following periods: baroque, neoclassicism, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism, geometric abstraction, and surrealism. They make up the history of painting and help to understand the stages of its development and why modern painting looks like it looks. Baroque: (1600 - 1750)

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Art History. Painting PeriodsIntroductionThe paper aims to trace the development of painting through the following periods: baroque, neoclassicism, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism, geometric abstraction, and surrealism. They make up the history of painting and help to understand the stages of its development and why modern painting looks like it looks. Baroque: (1600 - 1750)Baroque was a characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century. Baroque artwork combines dramatic compositions, beautiful details, and emotionally charged subject matter to give viewers as intense a visual experience as possible. Its original meaning irregular, contorted, grotesqueis now largely superseded. It is generally agreed that the new style was born in Rome during the final years of the sixteenth century. Baroque Art is less complex, more realistic and more emotionally affecting than Mannerism. The The Union of Earth and Water by Rubens is a good example of Baroque style painting. Rubens shows off his skill at arranging several figures in a beautiful swirling composition while perfectly depicting

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