1. Explain the “vanitas” theme in Baroque still life. Discuss a specific artwork example from this week’s material, explaining the details and symbolism that communicate the “vanitas” theme.
2. Compare and contrast Renaissance and Baroque art. Make sure to identify and explain at least three major similarities and differences–these can be visual details, types of art being produced, or the purposes assigned to art in the different times.
3. What was your favorite Baroque artwork? Reflect on what you found appealing about it. Explain your response, while leading the viewer through your preferred features of the artwork.
4. Describe the role of religion in Baroque art. Discuss several different ways religion influenced Baroque artists.