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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Leopold I 1640-1705, Holy Roman Emperor, in theatrical... - of Ypres (Johannes or Jan) Thomas - www.baroque-in-art.org
Leopold I 1640-1705, Holy Roman Emperor, in theatrical...
of Ypres (Johannes or Jan) Thomas
The Creation of Adam and Eve - Isaak van Oosten - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Creation of Adam and Eve
Isaak van Oosten
Bellerophon fights the Chimera - Bernard Picart - www.baroque-in-art.org
Bellerophon fights the Chimera
Bernard Picart
'Time Reveals Truth' - Giovanni Domenico Cerrini - www.baroque-in-art.org
'Time Reveals Truth'
Giovanni Domenico Cerrini
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
Young Man Reading by Candle Light - Matthias Stomer - www.baroque-in-art.org
Young Man Reading by Candle Light
Matthias Stomer
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
Aeneas and his Companions Fighting the Harpies 1646... - Francois Perrier - www.baroque-in-art.org
Aeneas and his Companions Fighting the Harpies 1646...
Francois Perrier
Hercules Crowned by Fame - Sebastiano Conca - www.baroque-in-art.org
Hercules Crowned by Fame
Sebastiano Conca
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
Trompe l'Oeil of a Bookcase, 1710-20 - Giuseppe Maria Crespi - www.baroque-in-art.org
Trompe l'Oeil of a Bookcase, 1710-20
Giuseppe Maria Crespi

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