Three works of art are assessed: Annibale Carracci ” Landscape with Flight into Egypt” c 1603(http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/c/carracci/annibale/2/f_egypt.html);
Claude Lorrain “A Pastoral Landscape” c 1650 (http://artgallery.yale.edu/pages/collection/popups/pc_european/enlarge20.html ); and Jacob Van Ruisdel “View of Haarlem from the Dunes at Overveen” c (1670http://www.westga.edu/~rtekippe/slides1201/viewhaarlem.html ).
1.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?)
2.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
3.An explanation of how the works fit into the context of the time period.
4.Compare the three works in terms of form, content, and subject matter. Using the terminology and concepts that you have learned in the course, explain the similarities and differences in the styles of the works and the context in which they were made. Compare and contrast their aesthetic qualities and symbolic significance, as well as the artists’ points of view. Your personal point of view that you have developed throughout the paper will be summarized here. As with the preceding three sections, you will write in your own words, supported by research.