Article on Baroque Period Art

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BAROQUE ART1Baroque ArtBaroque period is a style of art which used elaborated motion and interpreted the various detailsin order to generate drama, sculpture grandeur, architecture, music, etc. The artistic style cameinto existence in 1600 in Italy and Rome, and later it spread to Europe. The popularity ofBaroque art was encouraged by Catholic Church. The art came into existence to communicatevarious themes of the religion with the emotional and direct involvement in order to respond tothe Protestant Reformation. The architecture and the art of Baroque were very impressing for thevisitors as the palaces were built around the court's entrance("Artble", 2016). Gian LorenzoBernini was the master in architect and sculptor in the 17thcentury. He was the expounder ofspiritual exercises of Ignatius Loyola. Bernini had various accomplishments, and one of themwas The Ecstasy of St. Teresa. Bernini had a strong faith in Catholic and was close to themembers who belonged to the Jesus society. Caravaggio was one of the most famous Italianartists during the time of late 16thand the early 17thcentury. He became popular for the dreadfuland disturbing realism of his work of religion. He also painted the story of Bible and one of hisfamous sculpture was Crucifixion of St. Peter. The role of Catholic Church was very preciousduring the period of Baroque as the church depicted the sacrifice of the Jesus and there werevarious devotional exercises in order to create awareness among people, and they learned how toopen their sole while worshipping. They used to read Bible in the Catholic Church. The churchwas very mesmerizing as it included unique furnishings, utensils, and functions. The bronze wasused for the railings, silver was used for the objects of ceremonial, the textiles were embroidered,etc. People used to feel light and peaceful after visiting the Catholic Church("Totally History –Facts About Famous Events & Records of the Past," 2016).
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