The Baroque (US /bəˈroʊk/ or UK /bəˈrɒk/) 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 popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumph, power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence. However, “baroque” has resonance and application that extend beyond a simple reduction to either style or period.
Mirror in the style of Baroque.
Bedroom at the Palace of Versaille in the Baroque style.
A Table in the Baroque style.
Because of Louis 14th love of all things Baroque i really wanted to incorporate this into my design in the clothes and the head design using and incorporating a lot of gold.