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The Extravagance and Drama of Baroque Architecture in 10 Pictures

Baroque is an art and style movement…characterized by an ornate, over-the-top aesthetic that evokes ethereality and try to inspire awe.

“I would define the baroque as that style that deliberately exhausts (or tries to exhaust) its own possibilities, and that borders on self-caricature. The baroque is the final stage in all art, when art flaunts and…



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