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Baroque   /bərˈoʊk/   Listen

Having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation.  Synonyms: churrigueresco, churrigueresque.
Of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750.

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"Baroque" Quotes from Famous Books

... Cathedral, crossed the Moscow River by the Moskvocetski Bridge and debouched into the heavy, and largely automated traffic of Pyarnikskaya. At Dobryninskaya Square he turned west to Gorki Park which he paralleled on Kaluga until he reached the old baroque ...
— Freedom • Dallas McCord Reynolds

... that we think of as truly progressive. The past, or at least the immediate past, has always seemed "out of date," and each generation, as it made its entrance on the stage, has plumed itself upon its superiority to that which was leaving it. The architect of the most debased baroque grafted his "improvements" upon the buildings of the high Renaissance with an assurance not less than that with which David and his contemporaries banished the whole charming art of the eighteenth century. Van Orley and Frans Floris were as ...
— Artist and Public - And Other Essays On Art Subjects • Kenyon Cox

... out of the window. Great florid baroque clouds floated high in the blue heaven. A wind stirred among the trees, and their shaken foliage twinkled and glittered like metal in the sun. Everything seemed marvellously beautiful. At the thought that he would soon be leaving all this beauty he felt a momentary ...
— Crome Yellow • Aldous Huxley

Words linked to "Baroque" :   Baroque era, idiom, historic period, Baroque period, churrigueresco, churrigueresque, fancy, age, artistic style

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