Baroque is an early art style which is notable for its
extravagance and elegance. Baroque used strong contrasts, warm colors, and dramatic
subject matter. Baroque artwork also contained story, often depicted by symbols
and characters. Art of this type is typically highly expressive and dynamic,
relying on techniques such as asymmetry and active gestures.
This art is of value for is historical significance,
beautiful handiwork, and interesting narrative accounts.
Image: Cupid Chastised by Bartolomeo Manfredi / Courtesy of Google Images.