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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Vanitas - Franciscus Gysbrechts - www.baroque-in-art.org
Vanitas
Franciscus Gysbrechts
Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre - Nicolas Bertin - www.baroque-in-art.org
Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre
Nicolas Bertin
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
Lion Hunt c. 1621 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
Lion Hunt c. 1621
Peter Paul Rubens
Banquet Still Life - Joris Van Son - www.baroque-in-art.org
Banquet Still Life
Joris Van Son
Judith Beheading Holofernes (detail 1) c. 1598 - (Michelangelo) Caravaggio - www.baroque-in-art.org
Judith Beheading Holofernes (detail 1) c. 1598
(Michelangelo) Caravaggio
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
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
Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew - Jusepe de Ribera - www.baroque-in-art.org
Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew
Jusepe de Ribera
The Last Judgement 1617 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Last Judgement 1617
Peter Paul Rubens
Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642) on his Deathbed - Philippe de Champaigne - www.baroque-in-art.org
Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642) on his Deathbed
Philippe de Champaigne
The Great Fire of London, 1666 - Lieve Verschuier - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Great Fire of London, 1666
Lieve Verschuier

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