The Baroque is often thought of as a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, and music. The style began around 1600 in Rome,Italy, and spread to most of Europe.

The most important Baroque artists:


Caravaggio        Diego Velázquez   El Greco           Frans Hals   Johannes Vermeer Peter Paul Rubens   Rembrandt

Important artworks for Baroque art