Baroque Art Research Paper

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Introduction Baroque – a word derived from the Portuguese word “borocco” which means irregular pearl or stone – is a term used in fine art to describe a fairly complex idiom that originated in Rome during the period c.1590-1720, it embraced sculptures and paintings as well as architecture. Baroque art above all other movements reflected the religious tensions of the age in comparison with the idealism of the Renaissance movement (c.1400-1530) and the slightly forced nature of the Mannerism movement (c.1530-1600). This is notably displayed by the Catholic Church in Rome as a desire (as annunciated at the Council of Trent, 1545-63) to reassert itself in dawn of Protestant Reformation. This then makes it almost synonymous to the Catholic Counter-Reformation…show more content…
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