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HUM 2020 - Intro to Humanities

Time Periods

The Renaissance lasted from about 1300 to1700. The Baroque Period followed (with some overlap), 1600-1750.

Both movements began in Italy and spread across Europe.


Medusa, by Caravaggio

Caravaggio, Medusa, 1597.   Baroque artist Caravaggio pioneered the technique of chiaroscuro,  emphasizing dramatic light and shadow. His paintings were often grotesque.

Art / Architecture