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Originating from the 17th-century Italy, Baroque style represented the last light beam of theRenaissance, absorbing the concept of humanism and individualism from the renaissance on the
one hand, developing its own, new features on the other. The term “baroque” allegedly camefrom the Portuguese word “baroco”, or the Spanish word “barreuco”, meaning random
-shapedpearls. Later, this term was used to describe anything bizarre, exotic, and out of the mainstream.
Quite naturally, from the very beginning, the term “baroque” had been treated with a negative
sense and this trend lasted until the late 19th century, when the book
the Renaissance and Baroque
was published, which gave a comprehensive description of baroque style and made it aserious and independent artistic trend. From then on, more and more critics set out to makemore in-
depth research on this artistic style and people’s understanding of it deepens in the
process. Main baroque artistic figures includeDiego Velázquez,Daniel Schultz, John MichaelWright, Simon Vouet, Jan Wyck, Paul Troger, and Franz Joseph Spiegler.
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