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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Beheading of St John the Baptist c. 1634 - Massimo Stanzione - www.baroque-in-art.org
Beheading of St John the Baptist c. 1634
Massimo Stanzione
The Creation of Adam and Eve - Isaak van Oosten - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Creation of Adam and Eve
Isaak van Oosten
'Time Reveals Truth' - Giovanni Domenico Cerrini - www.baroque-in-art.org
'Time Reveals Truth'
Giovanni Domenico Cerrini
An Angel and a Devil Fighting for the Soul of a Child - Giacinto Gimignani - www.baroque-in-art.org
An Angel and a Devil Fighting for the Soul of a Child
Giacinto Gimignani
Young Man Reading by Candle Light - Matthias Stomer - www.baroque-in-art.org
Young Man Reading by Candle Light
Matthias Stomer
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
Bellerophon fights the Chimera - Bernard Picart - www.baroque-in-art.org
Bellerophon fights the Chimera
Bernard Picart
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
Pompeia d. AD 122 wife of Julius Caesar - Aegidius Sadeler or Saedeler - www.baroque-in-art.org
Pompeia d. AD 122 wife of Julius Caesar
Aegidius Sadeler or Saedeler
Vanitas - Franciscus Gysbrechts - www.baroque-in-art.org
Vanitas
Franciscus Gysbrechts
Triumph of King Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France driving... - Joseph Werner - www.baroque-in-art.org
Triumph of King Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France driving...
Joseph Werner
Apollo and Daphne 1625 - Nicolas Poussin - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apollo and Daphne 1625
Nicolas Poussin

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