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  2. Baroque architecture - Wikipedia

    Baroque architecture is a highly decorative and theatrical style which appeared in Italy in the early 17th century and gradually spread across Europe. It was originally introduced by the Catholic Church , particularly by the Jesuits , as a means to combat the Reformation and the Protestant church with a new architecture that inspired surprise ...

  3. Baroque architecture | Definition, Characteristics, & Facts

    Baroque architecture, architectural style originating in late 16th-century Italy and lasting in some regions, notably Germany and colonial South America, until the 18th century. It had its origins in the Counter-Reformation , when the Catholic Church launched an overtly emotional and sensory appeal to the faithful through art and architecture .

  4. Baroque Architecture: Everything You Need to Know

    Strictly speaking, Baroque architecture refers to an opulent architectural style born in Italy in the late 16th century. “It’s a very broad term used for European architecture of the 17th and...

  5. What Is Baroque Architecture? - The Spruce

    Baroque architecture is a highly opulent style of building, design, and art that originated in Italy during the 17th century and spread to the rest of Europe, and eventually, the U.S. It's characterized by extremely detailed forms, marble, large-scale decoration, and bright colors.

  6. Baroque - Wikipedia

    The Baroque ( UK: / bəˈrɒk /, US: /- ˈroʊk /; French: [baʁɔk]) or Baroquism [1] is a style of architecture, music, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, and other arts that flourished in Europe from the early 17th century until the 1750s. [2]

  7. Baroque Architecture Guide: Characteristics of Baroque Style

    Baroque Architecture Guide: Characteristics of Baroque Style. Written by MasterClass. Last updated: Jun 17, 2021 • 4 min read. Marked by ornamentation and exuberance, the baroque style of architecture reached its zenith in the seventeenth century and was meant to inspire reverential wonder.

  8. Baroque art and architecture | Definition, Characteristics,...

    What are the characteristics of Baroque art and architecture? How did Baroque art and architecture come about? Which artists are associated with the Baroque style? Baroque art and architecture, the visual arts and building design and construction produced during the era in the history of Western art that roughly coincides with the 17th century.

  9. Baroque period summary | Britannica

    Baroque period, (17th–18th century) Era in the arts that originated in Italy in the 17th century and flourished elsewhere well into the 18th century. It embraced painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, and music. The word, derived from a Portuguese term for an irregularly shaped pearl and originally used derogatorily, has long ...

  10. Baroque art and architecture Facts | Britannica

    Baroque art and architecture, the visual arts and construction in Western art that roughly coincide with the 17th century. Though stylistically complex, even contradictory, the qualities frequently associated with the Baroque are grandeur, sensuous richness, drama, vitality, movement, tension, and emotional exuberance.

  11. Baroque art and architecture - Ornate, Grandeur, Drama

    Baroque architecture as developed by Bernini, Carlo Maderno, Francesco Borromini, and Guarino Guarini emphasized massiveness and monumentality, movement, dramatic spatial and lighting sequences, and a rich interior decoration using contrasting surface textures, vivid colours, and luxurious materials to heighten the structure’s physical immediacy...