The central characteristic of all baroque architecture is a quality called dynamism, or the sense of movement in the flow of a structure and its ornamentation. Aside from movement, examples of Baroque architecture also f... More »

The Baroque style had many characteristics, but the foliage motifs, the marquetry and the putti are some of the most recognizable features. The word "putti" is Italian for "boys," and it refers to the popular use of infa... More »

Baroque artwork displays characteristics such as grandeur and sensuality along with naturalism or realism. This type of artwork is a reflection of profound political and cultural changes that were happening across Europe... More »

The Baroque style had many characteristics, but the foliage motifs, the marquetry and the putti are some of the most recognizable features. The word "putti" is Italian for "boys," and it refers to the popular use of infa... More »

Major features of Baroque art included dramatic effects emphasizing movement and dynamism to create a heightened emotional state in the viewer. The Baroque period in Western art began around 1600 and ended around 1750. More »

The influence of ancient Greek architecture is evident in almost every style of architecture in use today. Any building that uses columns, such as the White House, can trace the roots of its architectural style to ancien... More »

Art Nouveau is interesting in that is has no simple to define characteristics, although the overall philosophy of the style was to bring the beauty of art to everyday objects no matter how utilitarian they may be, while ... More »