Baroque in painting
Baroque (from Italian – strange, whimsical), a style in the painting and architecture of Europe and Latin America of the late XVI — mid XVIII century. In fine art, the Baroque was embodied in dynamic multi-color subjects, the play of light and shadow, and the rhythmic and picturesque unity of images on the canvas. The Baroque period has left us many names of brilliant artists: Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rhein, Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio), Andrea del Pozzo, and Carracci.
The most striking features of Baroque painting are elegant luxury, pathetic admiration and entertainment, bright color and dynamics of everyday scenes, and freedom of composition.
In different countries, the Baroque was embodied with certain features. Sometimes it became more extravagant (Spain and Latin America); in some countries it looked more conservative. In Catholic Flanders, the Baroque was reflected in the work of Rubens, and in Protestant Holland it had little noticeable influence (except for the lively and dynamic works of Rembrandt, marked by a strong influence of the Baroque). In France, it flourished in the lavish artistic and architectural design of Versailles.
A technique typical of the Baroque is illusionism. One of the most common forms of illusionism is a door realistically depicted on a blank wall or a pastoral view from an open window. The painting of plafonds is widely known as examples of Baroque painting. Above the hall, a bottomless sky is depicted with soaring fantastic creatures, or historical characters or characters from the Bible. The blue of the sky and the figures floating in the clouds evoke a sense of joy and optimism in the audience, which was always sought by the Baroque.
Now, in a broader sense, the term Baroque is used to refer to a romantic attitude, expressive thinking, coupled with a powerful life-affirming beginning. The interior of the house, furnished entirely in the Baroque style, is intended primarily to show the status and prestige of the owner, individual interior items in the Baroque style, inscribed in a modern city apartment-elegance and refined taste.