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The roots of baroque styles are found in the art of Italy, and especially in that of Rome in the late 16th century.
The late baroque in Seville is best represented by Juan de ValdÈs Leal (1622-90), whose two paintings (1672) of vanitas (reminders of mortality) subjects in the Hospital of La Caridad, Seville, are horrifying in their morbid, ultrarealistic depictions of skeletons and putrefying cadavers.
Baroque painting in England was dominated by the presence of Rubens and van Dyck, who inspired an entire generation of portraitists.
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  Baroque Music - Part One
Most of the Baroque musical instruments and forms which evolved during the Baroque period survive today, particularly as they were embodied in the most familiar European art music, the music of the Classical and Romantic periods of the nineteenth century.
Baroque woodwinds were all made of wood, even the flute, and had few or no keys, unlike their nineteenth century descendants.
Baroque musicians were not concerned with expressing their own feelings and emotions, rather they sought to describe with objectivity, feelings and emotions which were distinct from what they actually felt.
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  Baroque music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 to 1750 (see Dates of classical music eras for a discussion of the problems inherent in defining the beginning and end points).
The original meaning of "baroque" is "irregularly shaped pearl", a strikingly fitting characterization of the architecture and design of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music.
Baroque music was more often written for virtuoso singers and instrumentalists, and is characteristically harder to perform than Renaissance music, although idiomatic instrumental writing was one of the most important innovations of the period.
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 Baroque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though Baroque was superseded in many centers by the Rococo style, beginning in France in the late 1720s, especially for interiors, paintings and the decorative arts, Baroque architecture remained a viable style until the advent of Neoclassicism in the later 18th century.
Baroque actually expressed new values, which often are summarized in the use of metaphor and allegory, widely found in Baroque literature, and in the research for the "maraviglia" (wonder, astonishment — as in Marinism), the use of artifices.
Opera was born during the Baroque era out of the experimentation of the Florentine Camerata, the creators of monody, who attempted to recreate the theatrical arts of the ancient Greeks; indeed it is exactly that development which is often used to denote the beginning of the musical Baroque, around 1600.
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 baroque - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about baroque
The term baroque has also by extension been used to describe the music and literature of the period (see baroque music), but it has a much less clear meaning in these fields, and is more a convenient label than a stylistic description.
Outstanding baroque architects included Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Baldassare Longhena, and Giovanni Guarini in Italy; Louis Le Vau and Jules Hardouin-Mansart in France; the Asam brothers and Balthasar Neumann in southern Germany; and Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and John Vanbrugh in Britain.
In music, the baroque can be traced to the Camerata, a society of poets and musicians who revived elements of Greek drama and developed the opera form in Florence; Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Gabrieli were important figures in early baroque music, introducing exclamatory and polychoral effects.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /baroque   (720 words)

  
 Baroque Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
Baroque Art and Architecture, the style dominating the art and architecture of Europe and certain European colonies in the Americas throughout the 1600s, and in some places, until 1750.
However, by the end of the 18th century the term “baroque”, carrying associations with the grotesque, had entered the vocabulary of art criticism as a label for a style of 17th-century art that many later critics regularly dismissed as too bizarre or strange to merit serious study.
Infinite space is often suggested in Baroque paintings or sculptures; throughout the Renaissance and into the Baroque period, painters sought a grander sense of space and truer depiction of perspective in their works.
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 Baroque Art History from ArtHistory.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baroque was born in Italy, and later adopted in France, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain.
The word "baroque" was first applied to the art of period from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, by critics in the late nineteen century.
Baroque is a style in which painters, sculptors, and architects rummaged emotion, movement, and variety in their works.
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 Baroque Period [M.Tevfik DORAK]
Baroque era covers the period between 1600 and 1750 beginning with Monteverdi (birth of opera) and ending with the deaths of Bach and Handel.
Generally speaking, the Baroque era is a period of ecstasy and exuberance, and of dynamic tensions in contrast to the assuredness and self-reliance of the Renaissance period.
In Baroque music, notated dotted rhythm was performed freely virtually everywhere with the precise value of the dotted note being variable according to the mood or affect.
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 Mark Harden's Artchive: "Baroque Art"
Rome was the most important centre of patronage at this period and the return to compositional clarity was facilitated by a renewed interest in the antique and the High Renaissance in the work of Annibale Carracci and his Bolognese followers, Domenichino, Guido Reni and Guercino.
Indeed, French Baroque is, by virtue of its use chiefly as political propaganda, characterized by a certain pomposity.
Because of its base in the Catholic Counter-Reformation, Baroque was resisted in Protestant countries such as Holland and Britain, although Rembrandt in Holland and the painter John Thornhill and architect Vanbrugh in Britain are exceptions.
www.artchive.com /artchive/baroque.html   (768 words)

  
 Baroque - Baroque Art
Baroque was born in Italy, and later adopted in France, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain.
The word "baroque" was first applied to the art of period from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, by critics in the late nineteen century.
Baroque is a style in which painters, sculptors, and architects rummaged emotion, movement, and variety in their works.
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/c17th-mid19th/baroque.htm   (687 words)

  
 baroque, in art and architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The baroque style is characterized by an emphasis on unity among the arts.
With technical brilliance, the baroque artist achieved a remarkable harmony wherein painting, sculpture, and architecture were brought together in new spatial relationships, both real and illusionary, often with spectacular visual effects.
One of the great masterpieces of baroque sculpture, Giovanni Bernini’s St. Theresa from the Cornaro Chapel, for example, succumbs to an ecstatic vision on a dull-finished marble cloud in an alabaster and marble niche in which bronze rays descend from a hidden source of light.
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 BAROQUE MUSIC DEFINED
Later, during the early-to-mid 1900s, the term baroque was applied by association to music of the 17th and early 18th century, and today the term baroque has come to refer to a very clearly definable type or genre of music which originated, broadly speaking, around 1600 and came to fruition between 1700 and 1750.
It was however in the baroque period that the essential language of music was defined, and it is interesting to note how successive composers would often "return to base", studying and playing Bach's works, writing fugues in the baroque style, or adapting the works of baroque composers.
The baroque age favored the harpsichord, in which the strings are plucked and the player cannot vary the tone through finger touch.
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 DoveSong.com -- About Baroque Music
The Baroque era artistically bridged the gap between the spiritually pure music of the renaissance era and the formalized music of the classical era.
The music of the early baroque was composed in a style that was very similar the music of the renaissance era.
The baroque era culminated with the exalted music of J.S. Bach, whose three sons were among the first exponents of the new music of the classical era: the era that followed the baroque.
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 Baroque Music
In contrast, the end of the Baroque Era was definitively set by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Grand-Poobah of Baroque music, who had the good foresight to die in a year also ending with a zero, thus giving historians another easy to remember date; 1750.
Renaissance music (Remember, it came before Baroque.) was more like a bowlful of toppings without banana or ice cream, just a bowlful of assorted nuts, syrups, sprinkles, cherries and cream all congealing together into a puddle of oversweet ooze.
It was in the Baroque era that they learned this first and fundamental rule to music and banana splits.
www.sesk.org /Aesthetics/Music/Baroque.htm   (3051 words)

  
 The Baroque Era
Baroque Art developed in Europe around 1600, as an reaction against the intricate and formulaic Mannerism that dominated the Late Renaissance.
Baroque art is less complex, more realistic and more emotionally affecting than Mannerist art.
In the 18th century, Baroque Art was replaced by the more elegant and elaborate Rococo art style.
www.artcyclopedia.com /history/baroque.html   (121 words)

  
 BAROQUE - SpanishArts
The Baroque period is one of the biggest chapters inside the Art World.
Baroque uses a light in connection with shadows, the result of this process was unknown until now.
Baroque prefers disequilibrium in order to present cut figures which continue out of the composition.
www.spanisharts.com /history/barroco/i_barroco.html   (342 words)

  
 baroque, in art and architecture — Infoplease.com
The baroque style is characterized by an emphasis on unity among the arts.
With technical brilliance, the baroque artist achieved a remarkable harmony wherein painting, sculpture, and architecture were brought together in new spatial relationships, both real and illusionary, often with spectacular visual effects.
Spanish art and architecture: The Baroque Period - The Baroque Period The baroque period (17th–mid 18th-century) was marked by decisive...
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 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word baroque comes from the Portuguese word meaning "irregularly shaped pearl." It was first used in the 17th century to describe something that did not meet the classical standards of the Renaissance.
The Baroque period was also a time of political and religious tension.
Baroque art, in general, was characterized by elaborate displays of grandeur.
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 Bosco_Net: What's Baroque   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A number of its characteristics continue in the art and architecture of the first half of the 18th century, although this period is generally termed rococo (see Rococo Style) and corresponds roughly with King Louis XV of France.
The Spirit of the Baroque Era: The Baroque Era stretched from 1600 until the death of Bach in 1750.
This is indeed an apt description of the Baroque time period, which included the production of some of the greatest music of all time, but also was a time of some of the bloodiest wars in history.
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 Introduction: Triumph of the Baroque-NGA
Emerging in both Rome and Paris shortly after 1600, the baroque in art and architecture soon spread throughout Europe, where it prevailed for one hundred and fifty years.
Baroque architects had been schooled in the classical Renaissance tradition, emphasizing symmetry and harmonious proportions, but their designs revealed a new sense of dynamism and grandeur.
Baroque architects also mastered the unification of the visual arts -- painting, sculpture, architecture, garden design, and urban planning -- to a remarkable degree, producing buildings and structures with a heightened sense of drama and power.
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