3.2- Introduction to Baroque

The Baroque Era – 17th Century

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  • Derived from barroco – Portuguese for irregularly shaped pearl
  • Originally a negative term
  • Drama and theatricality in all the arts
  • Elements of classical antiquities utilized, but without classical ideals of restraint
  • Emotional involvement of the viewer or listener
  • Defined by the Counter Reformation, patronage of royalty and growing merchant class
  • Baroque style

One Response to “3.2- Introduction to Baroque”

  1. Kyle Chavez writes:

    However, I did find this website which is fairly close and has good information about the Baroque period. http://www.ariama.com/periods/baroque

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