Definition of the baroque
- The museum is exhibiting paintings from the baroque.
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
: characterized by grotesqueness, extravagance, complexity, or flamboyance
: irregularly shaped
: the baroque style or the period in which it flourished
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