By Lilian H. Zirpolo
Starting within the 1580s and finishing as overdue as 1750 in a few Northern eu areas, the Baroque inventive period begun as an inventive balk to the stylizations of Mannerist artwork and as a method of implementation of the calls for of the Counter-Reformation Church that sought to revive its spiritual preeminence within the Western international within the face of the Protestant danger. therefore, Rome, the seat of the papacy, turned the cradle of Baroque paintings, and masters from different elements of the Italian peninsula flocked to the zone within the hopes of acquiring inventive commissions.
The Historical Dictionary of Baroque artwork and Architecture relates the historical past of the Baroque period via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on such icons as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Johannes Vermeer, in addition to sculptors, architects, buyers, different historic figures, and occasions.
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