Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Baroque



Baroque is a highly emotional style in architecture, painting and sculpture. The style originated and achieved its height in Rome from 1630 - 1680, however its influence spread and extended across Europe.

Notable Baroque Artists:

  • Bernini, the sculpture and architect in Rome.
  • Sir Peter Paul Rubens, who was active in Northern Europe. Rubens was the artist who decorated the ceiling at the Banqueting House in London for Charles I.
  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck, is another notable baroque artist, he was a pupil of Rubens' and worked as a court painter in Britain for Charles I.