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Baroque and Rococo

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In a typical timeline of Western art history, the Baroque period follows the Renaissance and ranges from the early 17th to the late 18th centuries; Rococo style refers to the end of the period and is also called “late baroque.” Baroque art and architecture is characterized by decorative elements and flourishes that create a sense of grandeur. Baroque works elaborate on the Renaissance’s Greco-Roman motifs by dramatizing lighting, composition, and emotion. Rococo art uses a lighter, softer color pallet and subjects idyllic genre scenes, typically of court life or mythology.

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Francesco Solimena

Francesco Solimena

Italian, 1657–1747
Ubaldo Gandolfi

Ubaldo Gandolfi

Italian, 1728–1781
Jean-Étienne Liotard

Jean-Étienne Liotard

Swiss, 1702–1789

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The Crown Jewels of Baroque Art

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