The Elaborate Beauty of Ancient Baroque Art

The Baroque art included beautiful architecture such as Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome and is described as dynamic, awe inspiring and exemplified by drama and grandeur in sculpture, painting, literature, dance, and music. The ancient art movement of baroque lasted about 150 years starting in 1600.

The changes in the Roman Catholic Church allowed for the innovations of Baroque. They wanted artists to create artwork relating to the bible clearly and realistic. Their beautiful cathedrals were meant to show the pope’s power and superiority over the Protestants. The Reformation produced new developments, not only in religion, and the Baroque style was a seen as a reaction by the Catholics to develop their own changes.

Other Ancient Art of Interest

Ancient Art
This is classic famous art from history including Gemini symbol, Greeks, Egyptians, Renaissance, Gothic, Byzantine, Baroque, Middle ages, Kokopelli paintings.

Renaissance Art
Florence Italy and the Medici family started this art movement and left one of the greatest artistic legacies of any age.

Gothic Art
Started in the Chartres France Cathedral and soon spread through all Europe with architecture, painting, and music.

Greek Art
The subject matter of most Greek art was the myths of Zeus, his family and other gods of great importance.

Ancient Greek Art
The best ancient Greek art examples are the Venus de Milo and Parthenon.

Byzantine Art
Includes spectacular mosaics, paintings and churches across Europe

Egyptian Art
The Bust of Nefertiti is both beautiful and has a rich history from the tombs and pyramids.

Ancient Egyptian Art
The pyramids are spectacular but the most well known collection of ancient Egyptian art was the treasure from King Tut’s tomb, the boy king.

Gemini Symbol Art
The history behind Gemini symbol art is based on Greek mythology and several sets of twins who were opposites.

Kokopelli Art
Kokopelli Art is based on the fluteplayer from the Native American Hopi kachina god Kookopolo and Maahu.

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