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Unformatted text preview: other artworks from the same era and relating it to signs of shifting policies in France. Carroll proves that Rubens idealized painting about sexual fantasy and conquest may well represent an emerging style and leading artistic goals of the 17 th century, but it most likely misconstrues the actual lifestyle trends of Europeans. The article written by Langdon is about the paintings of Italian artist Claude Lorrain and how his extraordinary landscapes evoked a sense of connection with nature and a longing to travel in their viewers. Langdon cements this point by examining a slew of Lorrains paintings and describing how Baroque people responded to his art with love and appreciation for nature and a growing desire to explore new wonders of the world in travel....
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