Baroque, baroque …


The baroque facade of the royal palace in Wilanow, a municipality of Warsaw, Poland. The Wilanow palace is told to be a nobility house, an Italian garden villa and a French palace in the style of Louis XIV all in one.

Baroque is an European style of architecture, music, painting, sculpture and other arts predominant from the early XVII  till the mid-XVIII century. Its late version even more decorative as baroque itself is called rococo style. Baroque style  emerged in Italy, promoted at first by the Catholic Church.

Baroque followed Renaissance and preceded Neoclassical style.

Baroque art in most of Europe is extravagant, detailed, of deep contast and colour. It aims to decive the eye by optical ilussions to create three dimensional views. The exception is France, where baroque style is more decent, classical like and less ornate.