The work of art from the Baroque era that I selected is The Elevation of the Cross, by artist Peter Paul Rubens in 1610, in the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp. One of the influences of this artwork was The Council of Trent. The ideas The Council of Trent stressed was Realism and Emotion, which are heavely depicted in this work of art by Rubens.

            I find the piece of artwork saddening, due to the event being depicted, but the ability to capture it in a painting is truly visionary.  I think it has a part in summarizing the art of the Baroque era as it shows realism and more humanism.


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