Baroque– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Baroque– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Category: 1 (Baroque architecture by region)

Category: 2 (History of architecture)

Baroque- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Baroque architecture by region” and “History of architecture” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Baroque is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Baroque renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Architecture: origins and characteristics, Italian Baroque architecture, French Baroque or Classicism & End of the style, condemnation and academic rediscovery.

There are other art movements such as “Art deco,” “Folk art,” and “Pointillism.”which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Baroque come from other art styles such as Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, and Diego Velázquez.

This art movement (Baroque) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “The Art of Painting,” “The Jewish Bride,” and “Death of the Virgin.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “Las Meninas” comes at first place which is beautiful, “The Night Watch,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Baroque student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Baroque architecture by region (artistic approach)” and “History of architecture (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Baroque architecture by region”-A Category.

BAROQUE was an art movement, and if you want to read about Baroque comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, and Diego Velázquez.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Baroque Characteristic section.

Baroque- Characteristics

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Baroque- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Baroque?

Baroque is an art movement, and the Baroque artist tries to express artistic thought through Baroque paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Rembrandt who defined this art style through their artworks such as “The Art of Painting,” “The Jewish Bride” and “Death of the Virgin.”

Thus Baroque is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Art deco,” “Folk art,” “Pointillism” etc.

  1. Why is Baroque still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Baroque paintings/artworks and fame of Baroque artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “The Art of Painting,” “The Jewish Bride” and “Las Meninas.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “The Art of Painting,” “Las Meninas,” “Death of the Virgin.”

These Baroque paintings show the popularity of this art style. Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, and Rembrandt are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Baroque?

Baroque is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Baroque was the way of expression for “Diego Velázquez,” “Rembrandt” and “Caravaggio.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Baroque architecture by region” and “History of architecture.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Baroque artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Baroque artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Baroque architecture by region) and visual expression (History of architecture).

  1. What are the features of Baroque?

This art style is trendy; Baroque emerged in 1600 as a Baroque movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Peter Paul Rubens,” “Caravaggio” and “Diego Velázquez.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Baroque movement, then you should read about “Caravaggio” and “Gian Lorenzo Bernini.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Baroque architecture by region” and “History of architecture.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

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Caravaggio

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Baroque- Introduction of these artists.

1st CARAVAGGIO– Caravaggio is the artist of Baroque art movement who played a vital role in the Baroque art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 29 September 1571, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as See Chronology of works by Caravaggio (Italian painter active in Rome). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Baroque artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- See Chronology of works by Caravaggio (Italian painter active in Rome).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Baroque art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Death of the Virgin,” “The Jewish Bride,” “The Art of Painting,” “The Night Watch” and “Las Meninas.”

Notable works:- See Chronology of works by Caravaggio.

Qualification:- See Chronology of works by Caravaggio (Italian painter active in Rome).

2nd GIAN LORENZO BERNINI– The date of birth of Gian Lorenzo Bernini is 7 December 1598, this artist was born during the Baroque period when the Baroque art movement was on the peak wherein Gian Lorenzo Bernini had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is 7 DECEMBER 1598, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- School at the Vatican Apostolic Library. (Italian sculptor and architect).

Notable works:- Ecstasy of Saint Teresa.

Qualification:- School at the Vatican Apostolic Library. (Italian sculptor and architect).

3rd REMBRANDT– This name also emerged during the Baroque art movement. The artwork demand of Rembrandt is a little bit lesser than Caravaggio.

But the artworks of this artist (Rembrandt) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Jacob van Swanenburg, Pieter Lastman (Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker).

Notable works:- The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632) & The Night Watch (1642).

Qualification:- Jacob van Swanenburg, Pieter Lastman (Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker).

4th PETER PAUL RUBENS– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Tobias Verhaecht Adam van Noort Otto van Veen (most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition).  Peter Paul Rubens is the artist of the Baroque art movement who also played a vital role in the Baroque art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 28 June 1577, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Tobias Verhaecht Adam van Noort Otto van Veen (most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition).

Notable works:- Portrait of a Young Scholar, from 1597 & Descent from the Cross, 1618.

Qualification:- Tobias Verhaecht Adam van Noort Otto van Veen (most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition).

5th DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ– The date of birth of this artist is June 6, 1599, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- British school of portrait painters (Spanish painter). The artworks demand of Diego Velázquez is a little bit lesser than Caravaggio.

But then also, paintings of this Baroque artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Rokeby Venus (1647–51) & Portrait of Innocent X (1650).

Qualification:- British school of portrait painters (Spanish painter).

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