45+ Best Baroque Period Paintings & designs

Baroque was popular in the period preceding the 17 century and it was encouraged by Catholic Church. Baroque artists could communicate themes that were of religious nature and the artwork drew direct and emotional involvement. This art is characterized by rich deep color, dark shadows, intense light, and great drama.

Most of the baroque artists of those times chose the dramatic point or the moment when an action was occurring. For example, one baroque art of Goliath and David shows the action of David hurling the stone at Goliath, the giant. The aim of this form of art was to evoke emotions and passions instead of depicting calm rationality that was praised in the times of Renaissance.

The artwork, which is associated with Baroque period, features complex styles and contradictions. However, in general, the work evokes emotions by creating appeal to senses in dramatic ways. Among the qualities of this artwork are sensuous richness, grandeur, vitality, drama, tension, movement, and emotional exuberance.

There are certain things to look for in a baroque period paintings and they include images that are direct, obvious as well as dramatic. There are also extravagant settings of scenes and ornamentation. The color patterns and themes are vivid with main action point of an event being featured.

Moreover, baroque period paintings feature continuous overlap of elements and figures. The depictions from the artwork also feel physiologically and physically real with a lot of emotional intense. The art tries to draw the attention of viewers to participate in the scene.

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Baroque Period Paintings

Virgin Of The Ghiara By Ludovico Lana(1597-1646)

Baroque Period Painting By Caravaggio(1573-1610)

Flight Into Egypt By Carlo Dolci

Fortune Teller By Caravaggio(1571-1610)

Baroque Period Painting By Anthony van Dyck(1599-1641)

Landscape Baroque Oil Painting

Baroque Period Painting By Charles Le Brun(1619-1690)

Crowning With Thorns By Dirck van Baburen(1595-1624)

The Procuress By Gerard van Honthorst

Baroque Period Painting By Nicolas Poussin(1594-1665)

Allegory Of Music By Caravaggio

Annunciation Art Print By Giovanni Odazzi

Finamorata By Patrick Anthony Pierson

Baroque Period Painting By Caravaggio(1573-1610)

Baroque Period Painting By Nicolas Poussin(1594-1665)

Baroque Period Painting By Diego Velazquez (1599-1660)

Virgin and Child Embracing Art Print By Giovanni Battista Salvi

Baroque Period Painting By Charles Le Brun

Baroque Period Painting By Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)

Baroque Period Painting By Jean Nocret

Detail Of The Annunciation By Titian(1488-1576)

Baroque Period Painting By Adriaen Brouwer(1605-1638)

Baroque Period Painting By Rembrandt(1606-1669)

Baroque Period Painting By Jean Nocret

Baroque Period Painting By Anthony van Dyck(1599-1641)

Baroque Period Painting By Gerrit Dou (1613-1675)

Baroque Period Painting By Peter Paul Rubens(1577-1640)

Baroque Period Painting By Caravaggio(1573-1610)

Crowning With Thorns

Baroque Period Painting By Adriaen Brouwer(1605-1638)

Baroque Period Painting By Caravaggio(1573-1610)

Baroque Period Painting By Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)

Baroque Period Painting Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)

Baroque Period Painting By Jacob Jordaens(1593-1678)

Baroque Period Painting By Johannes Vermeer(1632-1675)

Baroque Period Painting By Charles Le Brun(1619-1690)

Baroque Period Painting By Rembrandt(1606-1669)

Baroque Period Painting By Orazio Gentileschi(1563-1639)

Annunciation Art Print

General Still Lifes Balthasar van der Ast

Baroque Period Painting By Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)

Baroque Period Painting By Guido Reni(1575-1642)

Baroque Period Painting By Caravaggio(1573-1610)

Baroque Period Painting By Peter Paul Rubens(1577-1640)

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