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Post  Maria Jose on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:27 am

In the 1600s and 1700s, ( age of Louis XIV) two different styles of art were influenced by the Enlightenment, baroque and rococo.
The baroque style was started in Rome, Italy and then it sprout to most of Europe. Baroque paintings used exaggerated motion that was easily interpreted to produce drama, tension, exuberance and emotions. Paintings were huge, colorful and full of spirit and excitement. They represented historic battles or the lives of saints. Baroque art was mainly influenced and encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church decided that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The Church also saw that the dramatic style had to be painted to express triumphant power and control.
On the other hand, rococo art was more charming and elegant. This art was originally from France and then it sprout all over Europe. The paintings were more personal and less formal. They expressed less emotions and drama than baroque paintings. Rococo paintings had delicate decorations such as flowers and shells. They showed noble subject in charming settings surrounded with pets and servants full of joy. Rococo was eventually replaced by Neoclassic art.

These two arts expressed completely different things. One was dramatic and the other one was calmed and less vivid. I like better baroque because the quality of the paintings were excellent. You can't see any brush strokes and the details are precise and amazing. Rococo art doesn't contain much detail and the painting itself doesn't attract people as much as baroque does.
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Post  Talia A. on Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:56 pm

Rococo and Baroque art were much different from one another. Rococo art was used with light pastels, elaborate colors and they had a decorative style. It always had a charming setting, with happy surroundings, such as people, or animals.
Baroque art on the other hand were huge and colorful, they were full of excitement and they usually demonstrated historical power. They were usually for noble subjects, and the artists made the people in the painting look better and wealthier than they actually were.

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