(An artistic movement)

Dates: 1590-1720

This movement contains other movements: Caravaggisti, Dutch Golden Age, Classicism

Baroque is actually a general category which includes several distinct schools of the 17th century. As for the Renaissance, the movement started in Italy, but the Spanish and Dutch Netherlands took the lead between 1620-1680, then France from 1650 onwards.

People associated with this movement
Alexander AdriaenssenBelgian, 1587-166110 artworks
Willem van AelstDutch, 1626-168345 artworks
Benito Manuel AgueroSpanish, 1624-16684 artworks
Francesco AlbaniItalian, 1578-1660160 artworks
José AntolinezSpanish, 1635-167522 artworks
Juan de ArellanoSpanish, 1614-167630 artworks
Gioacchino AsseretoItalian, 1600-164928 artworks
Claude Audran (II)French, 1639-16840 artworks
Dirck van BaburenDutch, 1595-162412 artworks
Giovanni BaglioneItalian, 1566-164316 artworks
Antonio BalestraItalian, 1666-174021 artworks
Paolo Antonio BarbieriItalian, 1603-16495 artworks
Francisco BarreraSpanish, 1595-16587 artworks
Evaristo BaschenisItalian, 1617-167713 artworks
Lubin BauginFrench, 1612-166311 artworks
Osias BeertBelgian, 1580-162335 artworks
Giovanni BeinaschiItalian, 1636-16882 artworks
Antonio de BellisItalian, 1616-16564 artworks
Gian Lorenzo BerniniItalian, 1598-168092 artworks
Jan van BijlertDutch, 1597-167130 artworks
Giovanni BilivertiItalian, 1585-16443 artworks
Jacques BlanchardFrench, 1600-163820 artworks
Jan BoeckhorstBelgian, 1605-16684 artworks
Pieter BoelBelgian, 1626-167415 artworks
Jan BothDutch, 1618-165242 artworks
Pieter van BoucleBelgian, 1610-16734 artworks
Bon BoullogneFrench, 1649-171718 artworks
Louis Boullogne the ElderFrench, 1609-16745 artworks
Madeleine BoullogneFrench, 1646-17104 artworks
Louis de Boullogne the YoungerFrench, 1654-173346 artworks
Valentin de BoulogneFrench, 1591-163243 artworks
Sébastien BourdonFrench, 1616-167165 artworks
Jan Brueghel the YoungerBelgian, 1601-167820 artworks
Juan Martín CabezaleroSpanish, 1633-16736 artworks
Guido CagnacciItalian, 1601-16632 artworks
Francesco CairoItalian, 1607-166714 artworks
Pedro de CamprobinSpanish, 1605-167415 artworks
Alonso CanoSpanish, 1601-166731 artworks
Giovanni Battista CaraccioloItalian, 1578-16358 artworks
CaravaggioItalian, 1571-161069 artworks
Annibale CarracciItalian, 1560-160980 artworks
Juan Carreño de MirandaSpanish, 1614-168532 artworks
Valerio CastelloItalian, 1624-165913 artworks
Giovanni CastiglioneItalian, 1609-166435 artworks
Antonio del Castillo y SaavedraSpanish, 1616-16683 artworks
Bernardo CavallinoItalian, 1616-165614 artworks
Bartolomeo CavarozziItalian, 1590-162511 artworks
Mateo CerezoSpanish, 1637-16664 artworks
Cornelis Janssens van CeulenDutch, 1593-1661123 artworks
Philippe de ChampaigneFrench, 1602-167431 artworks
Carlo CignaniItalian, 1628-17197 artworks
Nicolas ColombelFrench, 1644-171720 artworks
Pietro da CortonaItalian, 1596-166939 artworks
Jan CossiersBelgian, 1600-16716 artworks
Juan Sànchez CotànSpanish, 1560-162710 artworks
Jacques CourtoisFrench, 1621-167621 artworks
Antoine Coypel IIFrench, 1661-172282 artworks
Noël Coypel IFrench, 1628-170755 artworks
Antoine CoysevoxFrench, 1640-172029 artworks
Francesco CozzaItalian, 1605-16823 artworks
Giovanni Battista CrespiItalian, 1575-16325 artworks
Jean DaretBelgian, 1614-166812 artworks
Virgina da VezzoItalian, 1601-16382 artworks
Georges de la TourFrench, 1593-165245 artworks
Cecco del CaravaggioItalian, 1610-16258 artworks
Francois De NomeFrench, 1588-16234 artworks
Carlo DolciItalian, 1616-168642 artworks
DomenichinoItalian, 1581-164127 artworks
Michel DorignyFrench, 1617-16634 artworks
Charles-Alphonse DufresnoyFrench, 1611-166818 artworks
Gaspard DughetFrench, 1615-167586 artworks
Anthony van DyckBelgian, 1599-1641477 artworks
Jacob Foppens van EsBelgian, 1596-166621 artworks
Domenico FettiItalian, 1589-162365 artworks
Marcantonio FranceschiniItalian, 1648-1729115 artworks
Frans Francken the YoungerBelgian, 1581-164235 artworks
Francesco FuriniItalian, 1603-164612 artworks
Filippo GagliardiItalian, 1607-16594 artworks
Giovanna GarzoniItalian, 1600-167023 artworks
Henri GascarFrench, 1635-17013 artworks
Benedetto Gennari the YoungerItalian, 1633-171517 artworks
Artemisia GentileschiItalian, 1593-165233 artworks
Orazio GentileschiItalian, 1563-163939 artworks
Luca GiordanoItalian, 1634-1705124 artworks
François GirardonFrench, 1628-171517 artworks
Giovanni Francesco BarbieriItalian, 1591-1666114 artworks
Cornelis Norbertus GysbrechtsBelgian, 1630-168324 artworks
Willem van HaechtBelgian, 1593-16375 artworks
Juan van der HamenSpanish, 1596-163127 artworks
Willem van Herp the ElderBelgian, 1614-167714 artworks
Gerard van HonthorstDutch, 1592-165694 artworks
René-Antoine HouasseFrench, 1645-171040 artworks
Jacob van HulsdonckBelgian, 1582-164721 artworks
Jan Baptist HuysmansBelgian, 1654-17165 artworks
Jacob JordaensBelgian, 1593-167876 artworks
Juan Fernández el LabradorSpanish, 1629-16368 artworks
Laurent de La HyreFrench, 1606-165689 artworks
Christoffel Jacobsz. van der LamenBelgian, 1606-16513 artworks
Giovanni LangettiItalian, 1625-167612 artworks
Nicolas de LargillièreFrench, 1656-174688 artworks
Charles Le BrunFrench, 1619-1690161 artworks
Pierre Ledart IIIFrench, 1628-16981 artwork
Jean LemaireFrench, 1597-165924 artworks
Jean Le MotteFrench, 1653-16855 artworks
Eustache Le SueurFrench, 1617-1655115 artworks
Jacques LinardFrench, 1597-16459 artworks
Johann LissGerman, 1595-163115 artworks
Carstian LuyckxBelgian, 1623-167527 artworks
Dirk MaasDutch, 1659-17171 artwork
Juan Bautista MaínoSpanish, 1581-164922 artworks
Francisco de Burgos MantillaSpanish, 1612-16721 artwork
Carlo MarattaItalian, 1625-171343 artworks
Master of the AcquavellaItalian, 1600-16505 artworks
Henri MauperchéFrench, 1602-168616 artworks
Sebastiano MazzoniItalian, 1611-16784 artworks
Bernardino MeiItalian, 1612-16767 artworks
Nicolas MignardFrench, 1606-16683 artworks
Pierre MignardFrench, 1612-169572 artworks
Louise MoillonFrench, 1609-169622 artworks
Pier Francesco MolaItalian, 1612-166651 artworks
Cristoforo MunariItalian, 1667-17206 artworks
Bartolomé Esteban MurilloSpanish, 1617-1682136 artworks
Marc NattierFrench, 1642-17051 artwork
Pieter Neefs the ElderBelgian, 1578-165617 artworks
Josefa de Ayala y ObidosSpanish, 1630-168415 artworks
Jacob van Oost the ElderBelgian, 1603-167122 artworks
Francisco de PalaciosSpanish, 1623-16521 artwork
Pietro PaoliniItalian, 1603-168114 artworks
Pierre Patel the ElderFrench, 1605-16764 artworks
Clara PeetersBelgian, 1594-165719 artworks
Antonio de PeredaSpanish, 1611-167819 artworks
Antonio PonceSpanish, 1608-16777 artworks
Nicolas PoussinFrench, 1594-1665183 artworks
Andrea PozzoItalian, 1642-17099 artworks
Mattia PretiItalian, 1613-169932 artworks
Felipe RamírezSpanish, 1628-16311 artwork
Giovan Battista ReccoItalian, 1615-16602 artworks
Giuseppe ReccoItalian, 1634-169510 artworks
Nicolas RégnierBelgian, 1591-166724 artworks
Guido ReniItalian, 1575-1642115 artworks
Jusepe de RiberaSpanish, 1591-1652100 artworks
Sebastiano RicciItalian, 1659-1734158 artworks
Salvator RosaItalian, 1615-167398 artworks
Peter Paul RubensBelgian, 1577-1640480 artworks
Antonio del Castillo y SaavedraSpanish, 1616-16686 artworks
Andrea SacchiItalian, 1599-16612 artworks
Carlo SaraceniItalian, 1579-162013 artworks
Giovanni Salvi da SassoferratoItalian, 1609-168559 artworks
Bartolomeo SchedoniItalian, 1578-161518 artworks
Daniel Schultz the YoungerPolish, 1615-16832 artworks
Gerard SeghersBelgian, 1591-165116 artworks
Jan SiberechtsBelgian, 1627-170320 artworks
Frans SnydersBelgian, 1579-165763 artworks
Isaak SoreauGerman, 1604-16447 artworks
Leonello SpadaItalian, 1576-16224 artworks
Massimo StanzioneItalian, 1586-165612 artworks
Hendrick van Steenwijck the YoungerBelgian, 1580-164924 artworks
Matthias StomDutch, 1600-165024 artworks
Sébastien StoskopffGerman, 1597-165717 artworks
Bernardo StrozziItalian, 1581-164471 artworks
Michiel SweertsBelgian, 1618-166450 artworks
David Teniers the YoungerBelgian, 1610-1690242 artworks
Hendrick TerbrugghenDutch, 1588-162951 artworks
Henri TestelinFrench, 1616-16951 artwork
Nicolas TournierFrench, 1590-163915 artworks
Alessandro TurchiItalian, 1578-164936 artworks
French School 18th Century - UnknownFrench, 1700-18006 artworks
Andrea VaccaroItalian, 1604-167021 artworks
Juan de Valdés LealSpanish, 1622-169019 artworks
Abraham-Louis Van LooFrench, 1641-17123 artworks
Jacob Van LooDutch, 1614-167078 artworks
Jean Van LooFrench, 1650-17001 artwork
Ottavio VanniniItalian, 1585-16433 artworks
Gillis van TilborghBelgian, 1625-16789 artworks
Antonio Maria VassalloItalian, 1620-16723 artworks
Diego VelázquezSpanish, 1599-1660139 artworks
Domenico Maria VianiItalian, 1668-17113 artworks
Jacopo VignaliItalian, 1592-16643 artworks
Claude VignonFrench, 1593-167024 artworks
Jacob Ferdinand VoetBelgian, 1639-170018 artworks
Lucas VorstermanDutch, 1595-16751 artwork
Cornelis de VosBelgian, 1584-165123 artworks
Paul de VosBelgian, 1591-167812 artworks
Simon VouetFrench, 1590-164973 artworks
Sebastian VrancxBelgian, 1573-164722 artworks
Tomàs YepesSpanish, 1595-167443 artworks
Francisco de ZurbaránSpanish, 1598-1664107 artworks
Important dates
Founding date:  1590
Why 1590?: Foundation of the movement by Caravaggio who focused on shadows with the use of Chiaroscuro.

End date:  1720
Why 1720?: Baroque was considered too dark and sad by the emerging middle-class of continental Europe in the 18th century. They favoured instead the more joyful Rococo style.