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Baroque Art and Architecture, the style dominating the art and architecture of Europe and certain European colonies in the Americas throughout the 1600s, and in some places, until 1750. A number of its characteristics continue in the art and architecture of the first half of the 18th century, although this period is generally termed rococo and corresponds roughly with King Louis XV of France. Manifestations of baroque art appear in virtually every country in Europe, with other important centers in the Spanish and Portuguese settlements in the Americas and in other outposts. The term baroque also defines periods in literature and music.


Sullivan, Edward J., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Fine Arts, New York University. Former Editor in Chief, Marsyas. Contributor to "Arts Magazine" and other fine arts journalists.

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