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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Bellerophon fights the Chimera - Bernard Picart - www.baroque-in-art.org
Bellerophon fights the Chimera
Bernard Picart
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
Scene from the Grandes Misères de la Guerre 1633 - Jacques Callot - www.baroque-in-art.org
Scene from the Grandes Misères de la Guerre 1633
Jacques Callot
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
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
Apotheosis Of St Ignatius - Baciccio II - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apotheosis Of St Ignatius
Baciccio II
Laid Table 1622 - Floris Claesz Van Dijck - www.baroque-in-art.org
Laid Table 1622
Floris Claesz Van Dijck
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
Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre - Nicolas Bertin - www.baroque-in-art.org
Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre
Nicolas Bertin
Pluto - Agostino Carracci - www.baroque-in-art.org
Pluto
Agostino Carracci
Athena visiting the Muses - Jacob Willemsz de Wet the Elder - www.baroque-in-art.org
Athena visiting the Muses
Jacob Willemsz de Wet the Elder
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

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