Harry Carmean probably has the best understanding of the Baroque period of art of any artist living today. One key idea he uses that is also seen in Baroque art is the manner in which he gets the eye to move across a painting through the use of rhythms and counter rhythms. The rhythms flow from within a figure to another figure and through the landscape. Also, Carmean does something few people know about called "arabesquing", also seen in Baroque art. Arabesquing involves the having one form go both in front of and in back of another form (so as to interlock) which serves to visually unify forms within a painting. This is a subtle way of creating a more unified composition, of creating unity within a work without being obvious about it. While it sounds simple enough, these ideas take years of study to master. Some of Carmean’s favorite Baroque artists to study from were Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Velasquez, Rembrandt and Rubens. In the examples shown one can feel the excitement and power that can only come from the application of sophisticated concepts used by European masters of the 1600's and 1700's. Carmean's understanding of the Baroque period of art is the most thorough of any artist living today.