After Renaissance, Baroque art came into being in the 17th century. There were different sayings about the Baroque name. Some classical artists in the 18th century called the art style in the last century as Baroque.
The earliest Baroque art emerged in Italy. As we know that from the middle of the 16th century, under the influence of the religion reform, the art and artists were defined into three trends: the academic art school, the Baroque art that represented by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Annibale Carracci, and the realistic art that lead by Caravaggio.
Baroque art mainly served for royal and nobles.
After a century development, Baroque paintings got some unique art style.
Firstly, Baroque art was a kind of sumptuous art that dominant by religion and hedonism. religion painting was the main oil painting subjects in Baroque art.
Secondly, Baroque art was full of passion. Baroque art broke the reasonable peace and harmonious and showed romantic feeling. In oil painting creation, Baroque advocated the artist to imagine.
Thirdly, Baroque art stressed moving and changing in the oil painting art and discard the simple art form. Comparing with Renaissance, Baroque art paid more attention to the space sense and the three-dimensional effect. Many Baroque artists and paintings were over done about the decoration and the figure''s image. For sure, some oil paintings of positive Baroque artists kept a close connection with life. Like Rubens, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Baroque art paid attention to the art form and the multiple art method in oil painting, sculpture, construction field. We can say that Baroque art developed into many fields.
In the 17th century, Baroque art spread widely. Baroque Came into being with the Renaissance decline. In the 17th century, Baroque art developed into full bloom and influenced the whole Europe art. Until the 18th century, except north Europe and mid Europe, Baroque art began to decline in other places.