Artsy had this great article on the Baroque time period. I've talked about it in class in reference to Caravaggio and Rembrandt, but there is a meaty middle between full of artists that changed the course of art history.
Your assignment is to read this article and pick an artist discussed to find your Artist Spirit Animal. Don't over think it, just find an artist that speaks to you and why. Talk about how they embody your ideals and morals. There is plenty to choose from here. Also link an animal that you think represents that artist.