Thursday, August 30, 2012


Baroque : 
1. characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.

Baroque Period

This era is often linked to nobility, in which everything from paintings to clothing were characterized by great drama, rich, deep color and intense light and dark shadows.  Today, these characteristics are brought forward usually with brocade, detailed embroidery or heavy beading.

Alexander McQueen

"The term "Baroque" was initially used with a derogatory meaning, to underline the excesses of its emphasis. In particular, the term was used to describe its eccentric redundancy and noisy abundance of details."

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