The paintings draw inspiration from the 17th century baroque era, and specifically the Netherlands.
It was impossible to focus on the actress, as she was wearing a gown that was as grand—and busy—as a baroque tapestry.
Inside, the club is built like a baroque theater, with a dance floor in the center and rows of loggias up the walls.
The clavecinistes of the French baroque were especially keen on the idea.
Matthew just got it—the dialogue especially, as baroque as it is.
In America, as in England, the baroque for things functional seemingly had little appeal.
An early letter from Rome had a good deal to say about the baroque.
The church is gray limestone, like the residence, with a baroque faade.
Only it isn't Moorish; it's baroque—and a very good example.
But this is to anticipate, for the full revel of the baroque takes place in the seventeenth century.
1765, from French baroque (15c.) "irregular," from Portuguese barroco "imperfect pearl," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Spanish berruca "a wart."
This style in decorations got the epithet of Barroque taste, derived from a word signifying pearls and teeth of unequal size. [Fuseli's translation of Winkelmann, 1765]Klein suggests the name may be from Italian painter Federigo Barocci (1528-1612), a founder of the style. How to tell baroque from rococo, according to Fowler: "The characteristics of baroque are grandeur, pomposity, and weight; those of rococo are inconsequence, grace, and lightness." But the two terms often used without distinction for styles featuring odd and excessive ornamentation.