1) For your weekly written response, please review our biography readings on Leyster and Van Dyck to get a sense of the aspects of an artist’s life that are considered significant in the context of art history.
2) Then, select one Baroque artist from any part of this module. Research this artist’s biography (starting with the National Gallery, Metropolitan, Rijksmuseum or other museum’s online website is a good idea!)
3) Next, select ONE work by your chosen artist that you think REFLECTS SOME ASPECT OF THE ARTIST’S LIFE/IDENTITY.
In a 2 page response, please analyze your work of art (formal analysis, iconography, iconology) in terms of HOW it reflects your artist’s biography. Your thesis sentence for this project will propose a connection between the work and the artist herself.