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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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
Psyche Discovers Cupid, 1707-09 - Giuseppe Maria Crespi - www.baroque-in-art.org
Psyche Discovers Cupid, 1707-09
Giuseppe Maria Crespi
The Narrow Gate to Heaven and the Wide Gate to Hell - Cornelis de Bie - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Narrow Gate to Heaven and the Wide Gate to Hell
Cornelis de Bie
Saul and the Witch of Endor, 1753 - Januarius Zick - www.baroque-in-art.org
Saul and the Witch of Endor, 1753
Januarius Zick
The Alchemist - Thomas Wyck - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Alchemist
Thomas Wyck
Apes in the Kitchen - David The Younger Teniers - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apes in the Kitchen
David The Younger Teniers
The Fête Champêtre 1627 - Dirck Hals - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Fête Champêtre 1627
Dirck Hals
Scene of Hell detail showing Hades and Persephone rulers... - Francois de Nome (Monsu, Desiderio) - www.baroque-in-art.org
Scene of Hell detail showing Hades and Persephone rulers...
Francois de Nome (Monsu, Desiderio)
Still Life Of Dead Birds And Hunting Weapons 1660 - Willem Van Aelst - www.baroque-in-art.org
Still Life Of Dead Birds And Hunting Weapons 1660
Willem Van Aelst
Portrait of Beatrice Cenci c. 1662 - Elisabetta Sirani - www.baroque-in-art.org
Portrait of Beatrice Cenci c. 1662
Elisabetta Sirani
Apollo and the Nine Muses - Hendrik van Balen, I - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apollo and the Nine Muses
Hendrik van Balen, I
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 c.1715 - Johann Ernst Reutsch - www.baroque-in-art.org
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 c.1715
Johann Ernst Reutsch

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