I Like Art: Baroque
Page Count: 32 Year of Publication: 2018
Learn all about the Baroque period in this art history book for kids. Meet famous artists like Caravaggio, Rubens, and Strozzi and find out why they painted the way they did. The Baroque period of art began in 1600 and featured ornate paintings filled with movement. Kids will learn to spot details and themes in Baroque art and will develop an appreciation for the style through this simple and child appropriate book.
Here’s a sample page from the book:
Notice the dramatic, detailed figures. See the very bright highlights and very dark shadows? Can you guess who this painting is of? It is St. Peter. This is a Baroque painting. Baroque art is known to be very elaborate and dramatic. The subjects of this art are usually religious figures or mythological characters. Even the word “baroque” means very detailed and ornate.
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