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4: The Women Artists 1600 CE - 1700 CE

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    • 4.1: Chapter 4 Introduction (1600 – 1700)
      The images of non-religious art also opened the door for female artists to create art about objects they found in their homes. Artists were generally nuns, daughters, sisters, or wives of existing artists. In Asia, landscape ink painting was considered the national art form and was supposedly dominated by male artists. Modern historians found many female artists also helped develop the concepts and forms of landscape painting; however, they needed to be better documented then.
    • 4.2: Dutch Golden Age (1600 - 1672)
      Located on the Atlantic as one of the major gateways to Europe, the trading routes to Asia, and the new shipping lanes to the new world, the Netherlands controlled much of the import and export business. The Netherlands means lowlands, a country below sea level, developed by controlling the seas yet using the oceans for economic success. By the 17th century, the Spanish freed them from the decades-long rule, building their prosperous prominence with a significant merchant and middle class.
    • 4.3: Baroque (1600s - 1750s)
      Baroque art reflected the social turmoil existing in Europe and the Catholic church's influence, stressing images of intense piety. Artists developed strong styles with dramatic colors, using the effects of light and theatrical physical poses. Baroque art is well-known for the artists who used the techniques of chiaroscuro and tenebrism, creating intense dark spaces punctuated by delicate features.
    • 4.4: Asian Landscapes (Late 1500s – 1700)
      The Manchus were a people who originated from Northeast Asia. In 1644, they established the Qing Dynasty, the last of the great imperial dynasties in China. Under the Manchus, art in China underwent significant changes as the new rulers brought with them their cultural traditions. Blended with Chinese traditions, they created a distinctive form of art still celebrated today. Under the Manchus, the art of calligraphy underwent significant changes.

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