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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Apollo and Daphne 1625 - Nicolas Poussin - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apollo and Daphne 1625
Nicolas Poussin
Map of Asia Minor showing Norway, Sweden, Denmark,... - Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz Visscher - www.baroque-in-art.org
Map of Asia Minor showing Norway, Sweden, Denmark,...
Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz Visscher
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
Piazza del Popolo, from Le Antichita Romane de G.B... - Giovanni Battista Piranesi - www.baroque-in-art.org
Piazza del Popolo, from Le Antichita Romane de G.B...
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Eagle Owl and Cat with Dead Rats - Johann Heinrich Roos - www.baroque-in-art.org
Eagle Owl and Cat with Dead Rats
Johann Heinrich Roos
Maria Aegyptiaca (St. Mary of Egypt) 1641 - Jusepe de Ribera - www.baroque-in-art.org
Maria Aegyptiaca (St. Mary of Egypt) 1641
Jusepe de Ribera
Annunciation 1609-10 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
Annunciation 1609-10
Peter Paul Rubens
Lion Hunt c. 1621 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
Lion Hunt c. 1621
Peter Paul Rubens
Two Peacocks Doves  Chickens and a Rooster in a Parkland - Marmaduke Craddock - www.baroque-in-art.org
Two Peacocks Doves Chickens and a Rooster in a Parkland
Marmaduke Craddock
Judith Beheading Holofernes 1611-12 - Artemisia Gentileschi - www.baroque-in-art.org
Judith Beheading Holofernes 1611-12
Artemisia Gentileschi
Apotheosis Of St Ignatius - Baciccio II - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apotheosis Of St Ignatius
Baciccio II
Vanitas Still-Life with a Bouquet and a Skull c. 1642 - Adriaen van Utrecht - www.baroque-in-art.org
Vanitas Still-Life with a Bouquet and a Skull c. 1642
Adriaen van Utrecht

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