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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Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre - Nicolas Bertin - www.baroque-in-art.org
Adam et Eve au Paradis Terrestre
Nicolas Bertin
Banquet Still Life - Joris Van Son - www.baroque-in-art.org
Banquet Still Life
Joris Van Son
Young Man with a Violin  1690s - Jan Kupecky - www.baroque-in-art.org
Young Man with a Violin 1690s
Jan Kupecky
The Holy Family - Juan Simon Gutierrez - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Holy Family
Juan Simon Gutierrez
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
Apostle Paul 1635 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apostle Paul 1635
Rembrandt Van Rijn
The Last Judgement 1617 - Peter Paul Rubens - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Last Judgement 1617
Peter Paul Rubens
The Great Fire of London, 1666 - Lieve Verschuier - www.baroque-in-art.org
The Great Fire of London, 1666
Lieve Verschuier
Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew - Jusepe de Ribera - www.baroque-in-art.org
Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew
Jusepe de Ribera
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
Adonis Led By Cupids To Venus Detail - Francesco Albani - www.baroque-in-art.org
Adonis Led By Cupids To Venus Detail
Francesco Albani
Apollo Chasing Daphne 1681 - Carlo Maratti - www.baroque-in-art.org
Apollo Chasing Daphne 1681
Carlo Maratti

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