From the above discussion and repeated references to our illustrations, Wolfflin believed that Renaissance works of art tend to share the elements of linear, plane, closed, multiplicity, and absolute clarity. Baroque works share the elements of painterly, recession, open, unity, and relative clarity. These family resemblences between works of the same era, or Geist, reinforce that artists of a time period have more in common than thought. Even the manner in which artists perceive and reproduce design elements may be subliminally assimilated or learned via art education curricula.  While there are artists from the Renaissance and Baroque who don’t always stay on “one side of the line,” most do thereby supporting Wolfflin’s theory.