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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Angelica and the Hermit  1630s - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
Angelica and the Hermit 1630s
Peter Paul Rubens
Vanitas c. 1650 - Simon Renard De Saint-Andre - www.baroque-in-art.org
Vanitas c. 1650
Simon Renard De Saint-Andre
Venus And Cupid -  - www.baroque-in-art.org
Venus And Cupid
A Beggar - Jan Adriansz van Staveren - www.baroque-in-art.org
A Beggar
Jan Adriansz van Staveren
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
Pluto - Agostino Carracci - www.baroque-in-art.org
Pluto
Agostino Carracci
Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre - Nicolas Bertin - www.baroque-in-art.org
Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre
Nicolas Bertin
Portrait of Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland... - William Wissing or Wissmig - www.baroque-in-art.org
Portrait of Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland...
William Wissing or Wissmig
Banquet Still Life - Joris Van Son - www.baroque-in-art.org
Banquet Still Life
Joris Van Son
Apollo Chasing Daphne 1681 - Carlo Maratti - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apollo Chasing Daphne 1681
Carlo Maratti
Apostle Paul 1635 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apostle Paul 1635
Rembrandt Van Rijn
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

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