Style of architecture and art originating in Italy in the early 17th century and variously prevalent in Europe and the New World for a century and a half, characterized by free and sculptural use of the classical orders and ornament, by forms in elevation and plan suggesting movement, and by dramatic effect in which architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts often worked to combined effect.

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Art History Resources on the Web: Baroque Art
Overview, artists, and links to paintings.
ArtLex: Baroque
Article on the Baroque, defined with illustrations, quotations, and links to other resources.
Infoplease: Baroque
Overview, and bibliography with an introduction to the different periods and their characteristics.

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