THE AGE OF BAROQUE

THE AGE OF BAROQUE

The Age of Baroque emerged around the early 1600s in Rome, Italy, and was later adopted throughout most of Europe.  Art critics of the late 19th Century created the word “Baroque” to describe the dynamic detail of dramatic themes, tension, exuberance, and grandeur of literature, painting, sculpture, music and dance.

ITALIAN BAROQUE ART

Italian Baroque (or Barocco) was a stylistic period in Italian history and art that extended from the late 16th Century to the mid-18th Century.

ITALIAN BAROQUE ARTISTS

  • Michelangelo Merisi-Caravaggio
  • Annibale Carracci
  • Agostino Carracci
  • Guido Reni
  • Pietro da Cortona
  • Giovanni Battista Gaulli (known as Baciccio)

The Baroque Periods are divided into three eras:

  • High Baroque – 1625–1660
  • Early Baroque – 1590–1625
  • Late Baroque – 1660–1725

The period of Rococo was an 18th Century artistic movement and unique style commonly referred to as the late Baroque Period.

The Rococo style originated in Paris, France in the mid-18th Century.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roberta McDonnell
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 10:14:23

    Thanks for all the interesting and informative posts- would love to have studied art history but now I’m finding your posts a nice way if catching up!

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