Definitions

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  • adj. from the Baroque period in visual art and music.
  • proper n. A period in western architecture from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, known for its abundance of decoration.
  • proper n. A period in western art from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, characterized by drama, rich color, and dramatic contrast between light and shadow.
  • proper n. A period in western music from ca. 1600 to ca. 1760, characterized by extensive use of counterpoint, basso-continuo, and extensive ornamentation.
  • proper n. The chess variant invented in 1962 by mathematician Robert Abbott, or any of its descendants, where pieces move alike, but have differing methods of capture.

Etymologies

From the Portuguese barroco ("irregular pearl") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beyond Baroque is housed in the old city hall of Venice, a white-painted, mostly wooden building that has the stark austerity of a Midwestern Baptist church and the airy quality of a California Craftsman bungalow wrapped into on.

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  • During the Thirty Years 'War the church burned out and was renewed in Baroque style in 1651-1652 and 1743-1746.

    The Cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul, Brünn, Czech Republic

  • Baroque is a style somewhat older than our normal obsessions here, but these Baroque Bookshelves caught my attention as a quirky storage solution.

    Angled Corner Picture Frames

  • It is truly a jewel of colonial architecture where religious monuments in Baroque and neoclassic style have been conserved in excellent condition.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • It was a very fashionable instrument among certain French Baroque composers and was tuned a perfect fourth above the lower theorbo, more commonly used for accompaniment.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is hosting an exhibition on a similar theme entitled Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence from 4 April to 19 July 2009.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Simon Bookish is the production alias of Leo Chadburn, who was classically trained in Baroque music and performance at the renowned Guildhall School of Music in Central London.

    Feeling a bit Bookish? (Music (For Robots))

  • What do the terms Baroque, Romantic or Modern mean?

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  • Coming soon is another totes pack of 12 eyes (many more colors than this release, obvs) using a glass called Baroque, which is a swirly flowing pattern.

    Fashion World of SL

  • Expertly accompanied by the big-toned Tunnicliffe and the tasteful Nicholson - check out his organ work in the Twelfth's Passagallo - Wallfisch's performances are as stunningly original as the works themselves, and anyone interested in Italian Baroque violin music should not hesitate.

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