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Baroque Art : 

Baroque Art In the arts, the Baroque was a Western cultural period, starting roughly at the beginning of the 17th century in Rome, Italy. It was exemplified by drama and grandeur in sculpture, painting ,literature, dance, and music. Baroque art is characterized by great drama, rich deep color, and intense light and dark shadows. As opposed to Renaissance art, which usually showed the moment before an event took place, Baroque artists chose the most dramatic point, the moment when the action was occurring.

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David by Michelangelo David by Bernini

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The style incorporated architectonic and sculpture elements, with the use of fontanels (triangular closings), heavy volutes and garlands, although it also used bulbous figures, elaborated molded, gilded and floral marquetry. The most luxurious materials were chosen, including the velvet, the brocade and Damascus upholsteries, the semiprecious stones and ivory.

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Catani San Benedetto Interior of St. Peter’s Basilica

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The Queen's bedchamber Palace of Versailles Palace of Versailles

Stiff Melk, one of the world's most famous monastic sites. : 

Stiff Melk, one of the world's most famous monastic sites.

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Stiff Melk (1702–1736 ) Jakob Prandtauer Melk, Austria The Library

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The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence.

Elector's Palace in Trier, Germany : 

Elector's Palace in Trier, Germany

Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl, Germany : 

Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl, Germany

Ludwigsburg PalaceGermany's largest Baroque Palace : 

Ludwigsburg PalaceGermany's largest Baroque Palace

San Agustin Church : 

San Agustin Church

Important Features of Baroque architecture : 

Important Features of Baroque architecture long, narrow naves are replaced by broader, occasionally circular forms.

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dramatic use of light, either strong light-and-shade contrasts, chiaroscuro effects or uniform lighting by means of several windows.

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opulent use of ornaments ( puttos made of wood (often gilded), plaster or stucco, marble or faux finishing)

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Fresco dome painted on low vaulting, Jesuit Church, Vienna, Austria large-scale ceiling frescoes

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illusory effects like trompe l'oeil and the blending of painting and architecture

Baroque Sculpture : 

Baroque Sculpture The architecture, sculpture and fountains of Bernini (1598–1680) give highly charged characteristics of Baroque style. Bernini was undoubtedly the most important sculptor of the Baroque period.

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Habakkuk and the angel Breezy maniacs

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Ecstasy of St. Teresa Fountain of four rivers

Baroque Painting : 

Baroque Painting Baroque painting is the painting associated with the Baroque cultural movement, a movement often identified with Absolutism and the Counter Reformation.

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"Domine, Quo Vadis“ Annibale Caracci Assumption of the Virgin Mary Annibale Caracci

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Antoine and cleopatra Agostino Caracci The Last Communion of St Jerome Agostino Caracci

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Judith Beheading Holofernes Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Beheading of St. John the Baptist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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