Definitions

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  • adjective from the Baroque period in visual art and music.
  • proper noun A period in western architecture from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, known for its abundance of decoration.
  • proper noun 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 noun A period in western music from ca. 1600 to ca. 1760, characterized by extensive use of counterpoint, basso-continuo, and extensive ornamentation.
  • proper noun 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

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From the Portuguese barroco ("irregular pearl")

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.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Naming a Blog

  • 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.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Naming a Blog

  • 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.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Naming a Blog

  • 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.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Naming a Blog

  • 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

  • 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.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Naming a Blog

  • 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 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 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

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