Baroque movement begins in Italy in the 17th century, as a reaction against the intricate and formulaic Mannerism that dominated the Late Renaissance. The term Baroque for Portuguese baroco or Spanish barrueco, intended for a variety of irregular shape pearl, the idea was "unconventional." Breaking of the blind worship of Roman architectural theorist Vitruvius, but Baroque paintings also broke all sorts of rules and prohibitions late Renaissance classicist developed, reflecting the yearning for freedom of secular thought. Baroque art is less complex, more realistic and more emotionally affecting than Mannerist art.
Baroque movement was encouraged by the Catholic Church, the most important patron of the arts at that time, being seen as a return to tradition and spirituality. One of the great periods of art history, Baroque art was developed by Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Annibale Carracci, and others. This was also the age of Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Velázquez. In the 18th century, Baroque artwork was replaced by the more elegant and elaborating Rococo art style. Mostly portraits, representing medieval body momentum vivid bold, bright colors, emphasizing the light changes, even more emphasis on the cultural consciousness than the Renaissance painter. Painting using light shadows highlight the main object is basically Baroque painting.
Rubens religious paintings are intense, vibrant human gestures; Rembrandt's paintings as on the stage, the characters face in a high light area, with strong shadows around contrast; Velázquez's "ladies", the weaver who works in the incident light by the window, those baroque painting greatly inspired the late Romantic artist painting.
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