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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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
Roman Charity - Carlo Francesco Nuvolone - www.baroque-in-art.org
Roman Charity
Carlo Francesco Nuvolone
The Marketplace in Naples During the Plague of 1656... - Carlo Coppola - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Marketplace in Naples During the Plague of 1656...
Carlo Coppola
Judith Beheading Holofernes (detail 1) c. 1598 - (Michelangelo) Caravaggio - www.baroque-in-art.org
Judith Beheading Holofernes (detail 1) c. 1598
(Michelangelo) Caravaggio
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
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
Battle between Lapiths and Centaurs 1735-40 - Francesco Solimena - www.baroque-in-art.org
Battle between Lapiths and Centaurs 1735-40
Francesco Solimena
Laid Table 1622 - Floris Claesz Van Dijck - www.baroque-in-art.org
Laid Table 1622
Floris Claesz Van Dijck
The Holy Family - Juan Simon Gutierrez - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Holy Family
Juan Simon Gutierrez
Angelica and the Hermit  1630s - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
Angelica and the Hermit 1630s
Peter Paul Rubens
Portrait of the Duchess of Modena as Hebe - Pierre Gobert - www.baroque-in-art.org
Portrait of the Duchess of Modena as Hebe
Pierre Gobert
A Beggar - Jan Adriansz van Staveren - www.baroque-in-art.org
A Beggar
Jan Adriansz van Staveren

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