All about Baroque Architecture

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Modern  Architecture is something which almost everyone knows about. In this article we will digg the graves and talk about the Baroque Architecture.

A very early style of architecture, but a very beautiful style is Baroque architecture, which began in the early
17th century in Italy.  

Taking the renaissance architecture and modifying it to a new theatrical, sculptural fashion, Baroque architecture
became a very fanciful, extravagant style of structural design.

While the Renaissance style was designed for the well to do of society, the Baroque architecture initially played into the wealth and power of the Roman Catholic Church.

The concerns were for light, shade and color intensity and Baroque found its secular expression in grand palaces first in France, then throughout Europe. If you were to visit France today, the Chateau de Maisons
would be one of the highlights of Baroque architecture.

One of the most famous though of the Baroque architecture pieces is St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It is the most
prominent building inside Vatican City. Topped with its towering dome, it is a notable feature in the Roman
skyline.

Baroque structures are grand in size and ornaments. As baroque moved through Europe, it eventually took on the look of European Colonialism.

Greenwich hospital in London, England is another beautiful example of Baroque architecture. Founded in 1694 as the Royal Naval Hospital for sailors, the Greenwich hospital is famous for its Baroque Painted Hall, which was painted in honor of King William and Queen Mary.

The chapel is an awesome example of not only Baroque architecture, but of baroque art with its high gold painted
ceilings.

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