Mainly regarded as European art done between about 1600 and 1750. The paintings of this period were done in a very realistic style, while the sculptures and architecture were made to imply dynamism and movement. Masters of the period included Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, and Rubens.
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Earls, Irene. Baroque Art: A Topical Dictionary. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996. Art Library N6415.B3E18
Minor, Vernon Hyde. Baroque & Rococo: Art & Culture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Art Library N6410.M56
Florentine Baroque Art Bibliography:A study aid for Florentine Baroque Art which takes into consideration the period's modern reappraisal. Compiled by Miles Chappell and updated periodically.