Baroque is an artistic style prevalent from the late 16th century to the early 18th century.

The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement.

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.

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The Blind Prophet Tiresias with the Baby Narcissus... - Giulio Carpioni - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Blind Prophet Tiresias with the Baby Narcissus...
Giulio Carpioni
Hero and Leander (detail) c. 1605 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
Hero and Leander (detail) c. 1605
Peter Paul Rubens
Portrait of William Shakespeare 1564-1616 c.1610 - John Taylor - www.baroque-in-art.org
Portrait of William Shakespeare 1564-1616 c.1610
John Taylor
Study of the frieze from the west pediment of the Parthenon - Jacques Carrey - www.baroque-in-art.org
Study of the frieze from the west pediment of the Parthenon
Jacques Carrey
A capriccio of classical ruins with a warrior, a satyr... - Jan Peeters - www.baroque-in-art.org
A capriccio of classical ruins with a warrior, a satyr...
Jan Peeters
Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton 1646-1727 1726 - Enoch Seeman - www.baroque-in-art.org
Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton 1646-1727 1726
Enoch Seeman
A Beggar and a Hurdy-Gurdy Player - Jacques Callot - www.baroque-in-art.org
A Beggar and a Hurdy-Gurdy Player
Jacques Callot
Nero (37-68 AD) with the Corpse of his Mother Agrippina... - Antonio Zanchi - www.baroque-in-art.org
Nero (37-68 AD) with the Corpse of his Mother Agrippina...
Antonio Zanchi
Christ on the Road to Emmaus - Jacques Stella - www.baroque-in-art.org
Christ on the Road to Emmaus
Jacques Stella
La Monstrua Desnuda (Eugenia Martinez Vallejo Unclothed) - Juan Carreno De Miranda - www.baroque-in-art.org
La Monstrua Desnuda (Eugenia Martinez Vallejo Unclothed)
Juan Carreno De Miranda
Twelfth-night (The King Drinks) 1634-40 - David The Younger Teniers - www.baroque-in-art.org
Twelfth-night (The King Drinks) 1634-40
David The Younger Teniers
Psyche Discovers Cupid, 1707-09 - Giuseppe Maria Crespi - www.baroque-in-art.org
Psyche Discovers Cupid, 1707-09
Giuseppe Maria Crespi

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