baroque, in art and architecture: Late Baroque, c.1660–c.1725
Late Baroque, c.1660–c.1725
During this time Italy lost its position of artistic dominance to France, largely due to the patronage of Louis XIV. The late baroque style was especially popular in Germany and Austria, where many frescoes by the Tiepolo family were executed. The extraordinarily theatrical quality of the architecture in these countries is best seen in the work of Neumann and Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. From Europe the baroque spread across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Gradually the massive forms of the baroque yielded to the lighter, more graceful outlines of the rococo.
Sections in this article:
- Late Baroque, c.1660–c.1725
- High Baroque, c.1625–c.1660
- Early Baroque, c.1590–c.1625
- Divisions of the Baroque Period
- Baroque Architecture
- Baroque Sculpture
- Baroque Painting
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