This message is my take on what I enjoyed the most after studying the world of Art History:
I really enjoyed the Baroque period. I was extremely fascinated by the amount of aesthetic quality drafted into each piece. Especially with the religious painting of the heavens opened wide on the roof of the chapels. The Early Renaissance I really enjoyed as well. The art of that era seemed to hold more passion and emotion, which I felt lacked when we hit the time of the enlightenment. And I thought the Modernist art was just dreadful compared to the art during the previous eras. I know you mentioned in a power point you really don’t care for realism, however being an avid outdoorsman and hunter I have a lot of realistic paintings of landscape and animals in my house. So naturally I enjoyed how the way self-portrait clothing draped so realistically in artwork of the late Enlightenment period. However I really enjoyed the pop art from the modernist era. I am a graphic designer, or at least that is what I am going to school for, so I found the early pop art of advertising by Warhol to be very interesting.
The artistic theme that appealed to me the most was classicism and naturalism; Naturalism because it was close to realism but I also enjoyed the Classicism. My favorite art styles used were fresco, and tempera. My favored sculpture of the entire year was Bernini, The Rape of Proserpina. I really enjoyed the amount of skill and precision put into the drapery of the clothes, and the hair. It is very clean, and there is a lot of detail. As for my two favorite pieces of artwork, The Swing 1767, and Andrea Pozzo, Allegory of the Jesuits Missionary Work, Sant’Ignazio. I am religious and this painting says so much besides the overall styles and aesthetic shown, it must have looked so beautiful in the chapel.