Baroque was the style of European art from the late 16th to early 18th century. It was characterized by extensive ornamentation, curvy figures and bold portraits. Dramatic, emotional works of art were produced during this period. The works of Rubens and Josť de Ribera are good examples.

"Mars and Rhea Silvia" (circa 1620) Rubens

Related Term: Painting Art Styles and Schools.

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