Where does the term 'baroque' come from?

Answer Answer 1765, from M.Fr. baroque "irregular," from Port. barroco "imperfect pearl," Sp. berruca "a wart," origin unknown. "This style in decorations got the epithet of Barroque taste, derived fro... Read More »

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Is there really a Baroque style smotherbox?

I dunno... I'd almost tend to side with Wikipedia on this one. It's important that your smotherbox fit in nicely with your home decor, or else people who are coming to visit for formal dinner parti... Read More »

Ideas for a Baroque Art Lesson?

The baroque art style that dominated the 17th century explored tension, emotion and expression. It used detail and light to create a mood and send a message through a work of art. Introduce art stu... Read More »

Techniques for Baroque Oil Painting?

The word "Baroque" in art refers to painting, architecture and sculpture created in the 17th century. Painting shifted during this period from the uber-intellectual and emotionally remote Mannerist... Read More »

What is a standard Baroque suite?

Johann Jakob Froberger and some of his contemporaries and students established a standardized suite, consisting of Allemande, Courante, Saranbande, and Gigue. This pattern, however, was much modif... Read More »