Essay about The Baroque Period

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The Baroque Period
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With the Roman Catholic Church was on a mission to eliminate the Protestant movement that was spreading through out Europe and many nations started to establish their dominance of wealth and power. Still the many great minds of the time didn’t stop from changing the face of Europe and impacted the face of politics, religion, architecture, and the arts. Five major countries France, England, Austria, Prussia, And Russia dominated the new face of politics in Europe. These were the five great military states of the time. The emergence of these states was due to the idea of power. The rulers these countries were fascinated with having all the state affairs go threw him. Louis the XIV was probably
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The thirty years war, which actually consisted of four separate wars, dominated the first part of the seventeenth century. This war was the last great continental struggle between the the Roman Catholics and the Protestants. The Treaty of Westphalia established religious orientation throughout Europe. One of my favorite things that came from the Baroque era was the architecture. Buildings of the period were composed of great curving forms with undulating facades, ground plans of unprecedented size and complexity, and domes of various shapes, as in the churches of Francesco Borromini, Guarino Guarini, and Balthasar Neumann. Many works of baroque architecture were executed on a colossal scale, incorporating aspects of urban planning and landscape architecture. This is most clearly seen in Bernini’s elliptical piazza in front of St. Peter’s in Rome, or in the gardens, fountains, and palace at Versailles, designed by Louis Le Vau, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and André Le Nôtre. With the size and grandeur of the buildings, and the use of the surroundings, landscape, made the Baroque era one of the most revisited forms of architecture used today. The last form of the Baroque era that will be visited is the fine arts. Painters and sculptors built and expanded on the naturalistic tradition established during the Renaissance. Many different type of art was used such as religious painting, history painting, allegories, and portraits were still

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