The Influence Of The Baroque Period

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People used to describe the Baroque period as grand, joyful, exuberant and dynamic. The term 'Baroque' originally represented an irregular, oddly-shaped pearl in Italian. The Baroque took the design of the Renaissance and transformed it into its own interior style. As with the Renaissance, the Baroque was born in Rome, date from the late 16th century. While in some parts of the world, especially Germany and colonial South America, certain culminating achievements of Baroque did not appear until the 18th century.

The popularity and success of the Baroque age was informed by the tensions of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. The Church aimed to emphasize the specter and ceremony of its faith and decided to do these inside ecclesiastical
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini were the two main architects of the Baroque age.
Bernini was an Italian sculptor and architect. Since Bernini’s first medium was sculpture, this was what he liked to incorporate into his buildings. Bernini's baroque style was a powerful influence on the architecture of his period. The symmetrical curved colonnades of St. Peter's, the facade of Barberini's palace, and the arsenal at Civita Vecchia are his most well-known pieces of architectural works.

The Roman art world of the seventeenth century was dominated by Bernini. It had been flourishing under the patronage of its popes and cardinals .While the contemporary artistic traditions were also challenged. His sculptural and architectural projects reveal an innovative interpretation of subjects, use of forms, and combination of media. For establishing a path for future artists, he played a significant role in initiating the eloquent and dramatic vocabulary of the Baroque
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By repeating the reverse of the architecture on the opposite side of the vertical axis, it can be created. Basically, each side becomes the mirror image of another side. Palace of Versailles is a realistic architecture with symmetrical balance. Its structure and garden display characteristic of the symmetrical balance perfectly.

Move on to several interior features, various interior elements are used to enhance light effects due to the need of light in the interior was a feature of the Baroque.
Firstly, French window is one of the most essential elements in the Baroque interior. The windows of the architectures become larger in order to allow vast amounts of natural light to shine into the interior. Great quantities of windows are applied in the interior, including windows on the ceilings and walls. Light effect was enhanced by day by the introduction of ever-larger window openings and by night by the combination of firelight and candlelight. Light is emphasized in the design. Mirror, chandelier, slash pattern and the extreme contrast of colors of paintings also represent light. Natural lighting had become increasingly a symbol of wealth and
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