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Choose three (3) works of art from three artists from the Baroque period through the postmodern era. Your three (3) works of art should come from the time periods or art movements covered in the reading from Unit 4 and Unit 5. Your choices must comply with the following criteria:
? The 3 artworks chosen must be of the same style or time period.
 3 Baroque works of art
? The works of art must have a similar theme. For example: 3 landscapes, or 3 works that focus on religious content, etc.
? Out of the three works of art by the three (3) artists selected, you must choose at least two (2) works from two artists discussed in the textbook
1. The Ecstasy of St. Theresa Marble life-size 1645-1652. By Gianlorenz Bernini. (From text)
2. Resurrection of Christ. C. 1635-1639. By Rembrandt van Rijn. (From text)
3. This is only the name of the artists: Annibale Carracci. Need to choose an art work from these artists.

Please note: Your three (3) works of art must be from the same time period, same style, and have a similar theme
In unit four, you will work on the first two bullet points, which are highlighted in bold below, as well as an introduction and conclusion.

? A description of the works including the style. Describe basic facts, as well as the visual appearance of the work (what does the viewer see? Where are key figures located? What tells us that the work is of a particular style?)
? A summary of the artists' personal philosophies of art (if they can be found in published sources), and the prevailing trends and schools of thought in the art world at the time and in the place the artist was working. For instance, discuss what was taking place in the artist's city, country, and/or church that may have provoked a reaction from the artist or the greater society. Include any information that might help the reader understand the artist's point of view or why the artist made his or her choices in this work of art.
Submit the following with your rough draft:
A cover page, a fully developed rough draft that addresses the first two bullet points, including an introductory paragraph (with a thesis statement), body, conclusion, a list of references, and images of the 3 works of art you chose.

Note: You are required to comply with APA style formatting, including using quotation marks correctly, internal (in-text) citation, and a correct reference list. For additional information and resources on APA, visit the APA section of the Library, available under "Library Features."

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As you choose three (3) works of art from three artists from the Baroque period through the postmodern era, you might emphasize "The Ecstasy of St. Theresa" by Gianlorenz Bernini as your first Baroque piece. Its image is at http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/b/bernini/gianlore/sculptur/1640/therese1.html

As you describe the piece, you might note how it seems to demonstrate angelic love or "ecstasy" as it is so aptly called. It seems like the seated figures are communicating in a holy way. The key figures seem to be positioned one above the other, maybe to show power dynamics or the elevated status of love.
Because the piece seems to be very intimate as it breaks down the barrier between the work and the viewer, it definitely reflects that Baroque tendency "to involve us more" (http://smarthistory.org/bernini-ecstasy-of-st.-theresa.html).

This piece is also very spiritual because it seems to reiterate and describe Teresa's vision. The angel seems to be piercing her heart with an arrow, showing both worldly and divine love, I feel.

Research shows how this piece demonstrates his use of "architectural and decorative elements are richly joined and articulated" (http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/bio/b/bernini/gianlore/biograph.html). Please note how the use of white marble makes up the sculpture. Critics also convey that "The Ecstasy of St Teresa is not sculpture in the conventional sense. ...

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This job exemplifies works of art from three artists from the Baroque period through the postmodern era.