The Baroque Period Video (VHS/DVD). The 17th century was a time of religious conflicts, political struggles, and great scientific advances. This upheaval contributed to the Baroque period's relatively unrestrained, overtly emotional, and more energetic style that is reflected, to varying degrees, in paintings from all across Europe.This program examines:o Caravaggio's The Young Lute Player (circa 1596), from The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburgo Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son (circa 1668), from The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburgo Peter Paul Rubens' The Garden of Love (circa 1633), from the Museo del Prado, Madrido Sir Anthony van Dyck's Samson and Delilah (between 1626 and 1632), from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Viennao Diego Velazquez' Las Meninas (1656), from the Museo del Prado, Madrido Jacob van Ruisdael's, The Large Forest (circa 1655-60), from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. (60 minutes.) Art History, Art and Photography. 1994.