Baroque

A style of art and architecture in Europe and the New World from about 1600 to 1750, characterized by opulent decoration, emotion, and movement.

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Baroque
Baroque architecture
Barok Dutch
Barroco Spanish

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Refers to the style and period of architecture, visual art, decorative art, music, and literature of western Europe and the Americas from about 1590 to 1750. The style is characterized by balance and wholeness, often with an emphasis on spectacle and emotional content, and a tendency toward contrasts of light against dark, mass against void, and the use of strong diagonals and curves.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021147. The J. Paul Getty Trust.