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Art Library Research Guide: Baroque Art

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Catalog Subject Headings

Art, Baroque

Painting, Baroque

Sculpture, Baroque

Architecture, Baroque

Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640

Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641

Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660

What is it?

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.


First check resources in the Find Articles tab of this LibGuide, and then return here for more specific materials.

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

Charles I in Three Positions (1635) by Anthony van Dyck


Some of the resources on this page were gathered from Santa Clara's Baroque Art guide by Leanna Goodwater and NYU's The Institute of Fine Arts guide by Michael Hughes.

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