September 7, 2009
The dramatic and decorative Baroque style originated in Italy and influenced all of Europe. The style is exuberant and opulent and displayed much pomp and circumstance in the appearance. According to the Oxford English dictionary the word baroque derives from the Portuguese word “barroco” and means rough or imperfect pearl. The word simply means elaborate, and with many details.
The period from 1685 – 1725 under the reign of Louis XIV followed the Renaissance Period. …READ MORE