the baroque


: a period in the 17th and early 18th centuries in which art and music was characterized by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements
The museum is exhibiting paintings from the baroque.

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Recent Examples on the Web November Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen Les Arts Florissants, the legendary specialists in music of the baroque, perform Purcell’s opera in a new production directed and choreographed by Mourad Merzouki. Vulture, 25 Aug. 2023 Too often the violence is itself the punchline, and the baroque ways in which it’s meted out the prime evidence that anyone put any thought into this show at all. Time, 27 July 2023 Performing the complete cycle takes around two hours, and doing it live probably qualifies as the Mount Olympus of the baroque violin. Globe Staff,, 25 May 2023 To honor the art of Revueltas, Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, who among others led the artistic movement a century ago, the baroque building that currently serves as a museum hosts an exhibition that reflects on the significance of their monumental art. MarÍa Teresa HernÁndez, ajc, 6 May 2023 Let the Architecture Do the Talking Many of the most beautiful Parisian rooms don't need wallpaper or creative paint techniques because the baroque moldings, trim, window casings, and fireplace surrounds are so ornate. Catie Parrish, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Apr. 2023 And her experimentation with the baroque and the surreal set her apart from most other Brazilian writers of her time. Ana Ionova, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2022 Gone, too, are the baroque sets and atmospheric lighting of previous installments, replaced instead with retina-searing studio interiors. Declan Gallagher,, 20 Oct. 2022 From the baroque romanticism of Simone Rocha and the sophisticated sexiness of Nensi Dojaka, to the tulle fantasy of Molly Goddard, London Fashion Week has a bit of something for everybody. Essence Fashion, Essence, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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“The baroque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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