Teach Me Tuesday- History of Baroque

| Tuesday, October 23, 2012

baroque [bəˈrɒk bəˈrəʊk]
n (often capital)
1. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) a style of architecture and decorative art that flourished throughout Europe from the late 16th to the early 18th century, characterized by extensive ornamentation
2. (Music / Classical Music) a 17th-century style of music characterized by extensive use of the thorough bass and of ornamentation
3. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) any ornate or heavily ornamented style
1. (Historical Terms) denoting, being in, or relating to the baroque
2. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Jewellery) (of pearls) irregularly shaped

In Baroque sculpture, groups of figures assumed new importance.
There was dynamic movement and energy of human forms.
A far cry from traditional sculptures pre-baroque

St.Theresa of Avila in ecstasy by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Baroque music is described as overly ornamented and exaggerated

Considered a baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach

When architects were bored with the customary construction,
they strayed into baroque territory.
A statement of wealth and power, the Catholic church ate
baroque architecture up!

St.Paul's Cathedral

In fashion today, Baroque style denotes fabrics such as tapestry,
brocades, velvets, silks, and plenty of gold embellishments!

Baroque exudes style, confidence and a sense of regality
Add a piece of history to your wardrobe
Jump on the Baroque trend!

Hope you learned something new this Tuesday!

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