Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence
  • Exhibition
  • The magnificence and splendour of Baroque, one of the most opulent styles of the 17th and 18th centuries, will be the subject of the V&A's major spring exhibition. The V&A will examine the elements of Baroque as the first global style which flourished in Paris and Rome and spread throughout Europe and to the colonial world of South Asia and Latin America. Around 180 objects will be on display including paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver and textiles. The exhibition will look at the importance of performance and spectacle in creating the Baroque style, the role of Baroque in the religious world from St. Peter's Basilica to churches in Mexico, and the majestic interiors of Baroque palaces such as Versailles, in which illusion and spectacle were used as political tools.
Baroque 1620-1800 - Photo: John Ross
Baroque 1620-1800
Photo: John Ross link

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