Baroque

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The epoch of the Baroque period follows the Renaissance and dates from 1575 to 1770, beginning with the early baroque until about 1650, followed by the high baroque between 1650 and 1720. The late baroque period was from 1720 to about 1770. This time is also called as Rococo. The Italian painter Caravaggio is considered one of the founders of the Baroque. He painted realistically with strong contrasts between light and darkness. His models were people from the people.

The baroque period was an era full of splendor and splendor. The clear art of the Renaissance was adopted, but it exceeded all. Power and wealth had to be shown. At Hof one indulged every luxury, the simple population noticed nothing of it. Important monasteries, churches and castles were built during this period. Stucco work, curved ornament elements, putti and above all much gold were characteristics. Versailles Palace near Paris, Dresden Zwinger Palace or the Belvedere Palace in Vienna are well-known examples of this. The magnificent castles also included baroque gardens and parks.

The painters of the baroque are among the most famous and important painters. Apart from Caravaggio in Italy the Spaniard Diego Velazquez as well as Rubens and Rembrandt from the Netherlands are mentioned. In addition to many religious pictures, landscapes and pictures were also painted from everyday life.



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