Seventeenth Century Art And Most Significant Artists Of The Baroque Period

Published November 19, 2011
Updated January 28, 2019

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606 – 1669

The Holy Family Baroque Period

The Holy Family

Rembrandt was a great rival of Rubens and the leading Dutch artist of his time and in the centuries that followed. He was a pervasive artist who dabbled in sketching, oil painting and etching. Rembrandt’s Baroque paintings depicted biblical scenes, history, and self-portraits – a departure from the landscapes and still lifes his contemporaries painted. True to Baroque period style, his works were dramatic and dynamic, and he was a master at handling glowing light against dark backgrounds, and using thick brush strokes to emote on the canvas.

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Tulp

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Tulp

The Bridal Couple Baroque Period Art

The Bridal Couple

Baroque Period Artists: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1598 – 1680

Apollo and Daphne Baroque Period

Apollo and Daphne

Bernini was an Italian artist, the leading sculptor and architect of his age, and the successor of the renowned Michelangelo. His work was defined by his ability to combine dynamism, intense emotion and naturalism – the defining features of Baroque art – in his marble masterpieces. These pieces marked a clear departure from the austere, classical sculptures that lacked fluidity.

The Ecstacy of St. Theresa

The Ecstacy of St. Theresa

Beata Ludovica Albertoni Baroque Period

Beata Ludovica Albertoni

The Fountain of the Four Rivers

The Fountain of the Four Rivers

If you enjoyed learning about the art and artists of the Baroque Period, be sure to read our article on the secrets of the Mona Lisa and the Rococo movement!

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