The Baroque period, which followed the Renaissance, saw the creation of sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, landscape design, and music that displayed great drama, tension, exuberance, ornamentation, and grandeur. The style began about 1600 in Italy with the Counter-Reformation, and spread to most of Europe. Examples of the Baroque are the sculptures of Bernini, the paintings of Rubens and Caravaggio, the music of Handel and Vivaldi, and the many Baroque palaces and churches all over Europe, such as Versailles, Melk Abbey, and St. Peter’s, that are breath-taking in their great opulence.
Join us for a fascinating look at the Baroque influence on all the arts!
FRANCES RUSHING, M.A.
September 6, 13, 20, and 27
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Frances Rushing, M.A. San Jose State University, is a dynamic speaker and talented photographer who travels extensively and teaches art history and humanities at the Institute and at De Anza College. She has also taught at San Jose State University, where she was named “Professor of the Year” by the Pan-Hellenic Council, and at Evergreen Valley College, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Tech Museum of Innovation.