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.