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  2. 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 .

  3. 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 ...

  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 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.

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

    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.

  8. 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]

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

    Baroque art and architecture - Ornate, Grandeur, Drama: The arts present an unusual diversity in the Baroque period, chiefly because currents of naturalism and classicism coexisted and intermingled with the typical Baroque style.

  10. The Baroque style · V&A

    The Baroque is a highly ornate and elaborate style of architecture, art and design that flourished in Europe in the 17th and first half of the 18th century. Originating in Italy, its influence quickly spread across Europe and it became the first visual style to have a significant worldwide impact.

  11. 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.