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 »

Italy is where the Renaissance blossomed, and it is where the Roman Empire was located. Italy is famous for its cuisine, architecture, music and arts. As of 2014, 96 percent of the population is Italian, and Italian is t... More » Geography Europe

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 »

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 »

Some common features of French Country architecture include a tall roof and windows, symmetrical windows and chimneys and ceilings with exposed beams. Calm and relaxing shades for interior decoration is another common fe... More » Art & Literature Architecture

Natural materials, built-ins, low-pitched roofs, porches with columns and open floor plans are key features of Craftsman-style architecture. Although strictly speaking a true Craftsman home is one built from plans in Gus... More » Art & Literature Architecture