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The Baroque

The Baroque is a period, roughly 17th century, in Europe in which art and architecture is characterized by drama, dynamism, theatricality, elaborate ornamentation, and grandiose scale.  The Catholic Church is the leading patron. In its effort to battle the Protestant Reformation, it initiates a campaign referred to as the Counter Reformation.  The Church used art to communicate with the populace and commissioned many works throughout Europe to illustrate biblical scenes played out with great drama.

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