Baroque
(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, 1587-16618 artworks
Benito Manuel AgueroSpanish, 1624-16684 artworks
Francesco AlbaniItalian, 1578-1660159 artworks
José AntolinezSpanish, 1635-167522 artworks
Juan de ArellanoSpanish, 1614-167629 artworks
Gioacchino AsseretoItalian, 1600-164926 artworks
Dirck van BaburenDutch, 1595-16249 artworks
Giovanni BaglioneItalian, 1566-164316 artworks
Antonio BalestraItalian, 1666-174021 artworks
Paolo Antonio BarbieriItalian, 1603-16494 artworks
Francisco BarreraSpanish, 1595-16587 artworks
Evaristo BaschenisItalian, 1617-167713 artworks
Lubin BauginFrench, 1612-166311 artworks
Osias BeertBelgian, 1580-162315 artworks
Giovanni BeinaschiItalian, 1636-16881 artwork
Antonio de BellisItalian, 1616-16563 artworks
Gian Lorenzo BerniniItalian, 1598-168091 artworks
Jan van BijlertDutch, 1597-167126 artworks
Giovanni BilivertiItalian, 1585-16442 artworks
Jan BoeckhorstBelgian, 1605-16684 artworks
Pieter BoelBelgian, 1626-167412 artworks
Pieter van BoucleBelgian, 1610-16734 artworks
Bon BoullogneFrench, 1649-171718 artworks
Louis Boullogne the ElderFrench, 1609-16744 artworks
Madeleine BoullogneFrench, 1646-17104 artworks
Louis de Boullogne the YoungerFrench, 1654-173346 artworks
Valentin de BoulogneFrench, 1591-163223 artworks
Sébastien BourdonFrench, 1616-16711 artwork
Jan Brueghel the YoungerBelgian, 1601-167813 artworks
Juan Martín CabezaleroSpanish, 1633-16736 artworks
Guido CagnacciItalian, 1601-16631 artwork
Francesco CairoItalian, 1607-16678 artworks
Pedro de CamprobinSpanish, 1605-167414 artworks
Alonso CanoSpanish, 1601-166730 artworks
Giovanni Battista CaraccioloItalian, 1578-16357 artworks
CaravaggioItalian, 1571-161070 artworks
Annibale CarracciItalian, 1560-160961 artworks
Juan Carreño de MirandaSpanish, 1614-168531 artworks
Valerio CastelloItalian, 1624-165913 artworks
Giovanni CastiglioneItalian, 1609-166426 artworks
Antonio del Castillo y SaavedraSpanish, 1616-16683 artworks
Bernardo CavallinoItalian, 1616-165612 artworks
Bartolomeo CavarozziItalian, 1590-16259 artworks
Mateo CerezoSpanish, 1637-16663 artworks
Cornelis Janssens van CeulenDutch, 1593-1661121 artworks
Philippe de ChampaigneFrench, 1602-167428 artworks
Carlo CignaniItalian, 1628-17196 artworks
Nicolas ColombelFrench, 1644-171720 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
Giovanni Battista CrespiItalian, 1575-16324 artworks
Pietro da CortonaItalian, 1596-166910 artworks
Jean DaretBelgian, 1614-166812 artworks
Virgina da VezzoItalian, 1601-16382 artworks
Georges de la TourFrench, 1593-165233 artworks
Cecco del CaravaggioItalian, 1610-16258 artworks
Francois De NomeFrench, 1588-16233 artworks
Carlo DolciItalian, 1616-168622 artworks
DomenichinoItalian, 1581-164125 artworks
Domenico Maria VianiItalian, 1668-17113 artworks
Michel DorignyFrench, 1617-16633 artworks
Charles-Alphonse DufresnoyFrench, 1611-166818 artworks
Gaspard DughetFrench, 1615-167586 artworks
Anthony van DyckBelgian, 1599-1641197 artworks
Jacob Foppens van EsBelgian, 1596-166614 artworks
Domenico FettiItalian, 1589-162364 artworks
Marcantonio FranceschiniItalian, 1648-1729115 artworks
Frans Francken the YoungerBelgian, 1581-164228 artworks
Francesco FuriniItalian, 1603-16469 artworks
Giovanna GarzoniItalian, 1600-167021 artworks
Henri GascarFrench, 1635-17013 artworks
Benedetto Gennari the YoungerItalian, 1633-17154 artworks
Artemisia GentileschiItalian, 1593-165233 artworks
Orazio GentileschiItalian, 1563-163929 artworks
Luca GiordanoItalian, 1634-1705118 artworks
François GirardonFrench, 1628-171517 artworks
Giovanni Francesco BarbieriItalian, 1591-166632 artworks
Cornelis Norbertus GysbrechtsBelgian, 1630-168314 artworks
Willem van HaechtBelgian, 1593-16375 artworks
Juan van der HamenSpanish, 1596-163125 artworks
Willem van Herp the ElderBelgian, 1614-167714 artworks
Gerard van HonthorstDutch, 1592-165691 artworks
René-Antoine HouasseFrench, 1645-171040 artworks
Jacob van HulsdonckBelgian, 1582-16479 artworks
Jan Baptist HuysmansBelgian, 1654-17165 artworks
Jacob JordaensBelgian, 1593-167870 artworks
Juan Fernández el LabradorSpanish, 1629-16367 artworks
Laurent de La HyreFrench, 1606-165688 artworks
Christoffel Jacobsz. van der LamenBelgian, 1606-16513 artworks
Giovanni LangettiItalian, 1625-167611 artworks
Nicolas de LargillièreFrench, 1656-174684 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, 1617-1655114 artworks
Johann LissGerman, 1595-163115 artworks
Carstian LuyckxBelgian, 1623-167511 artworks
Dirk MaasDutch, 1659-17170 artworks
Juan Bautista MaínoSpanish, 1581-164920 artworks
Francisco de Burgos MantillaSpanish, 1612-16721 artwork
Carlo MarattaItalian, 1625-171311 artworks
Master of the AcquavellaItalian, 1600-16504 artworks
Henri MauperchéFrench, 1602-168616 artworks
Sebastiano MazzoniItalian, 1611-16784 artworks
Bernardino MeiItalian, 1612-16767 artworks
Nicolas MignardFrench, 1606-16683 artworks
Pierre MignardFrench, 1612-169571 artworks
Louise MoillonFrench, 1609-169620 artworks
Cristoforo MunariItalian, 1667-17203 artworks
Bartolomé Esteban MurilloSpanish, 1617-168273 artworks
Marc NattierFrench, 1642-17051 artwork
Josefa de Ayala y ObidosSpanish, 1630-168415 artworks
Jacob van Oost the ElderBelgian, 1603-167121 artworks
Francisco de PalaciosSpanish, 1623-16521 artwork
Pietro PaoliniItalian, 1603-16819 artworks
Pierre Patel the ElderFrench, 1605-16762 artworks
Clara PeetersBelgian, 1594-165715 artworks
Antonio de PeredaSpanish, 1611-167819 artworks
Antonio PonceSpanish, 1608-16776 artworks
Nicolas PoussinFrench, 1594-1665171 artworks
Andrea PozzoItalian, 1642-17099 artworks
Mattia PretiItalian, 1613-169929 artworks
Felipe RamírezSpanish, 1628-16311 artwork
Giovan Battista ReccoItalian, 1615-16602 artworks
Giuseppe ReccoItalian, 1634-16959 artworks
Nicolas RégnierBelgian, 1591-166722 artworks
Guido ReniItalian, 1575-164246 artworks
Jusepe de RiberaSpanish, 1591-165295 artworks
Sebastiano RicciItalian, 1659-1734158 artworks
Salvator RosaItalian, 1615-167335 artworks
Peter Paul RubensBelgian, 1577-1640461 artworks
Antonio del Castillo y SaavedraSpanish, 1616-16686 artworks
Andrea SacchiItalian, 1599-16612 artworks
Carlo SaraceniItalian, 1579-162013 artworks
Giovanni Salvi da SassoferratoItalian, 1609-168541 artworks
Bartolomeo SchedoniItalian, 1578-161514 artworks
Daniel Schultz the YoungerPolish, 1615-16832 artworks
Gerard SeghersBelgian, 1591-165116 artworks
Jan SiberechtsBelgian, 1627-170318 artworks
Frans SnydersBelgian, 1579-165758 artworks
Isaak SoreauGerman, 1604-16443 artworks
Leonello SpadaItalian, 1576-16223 artworks
Massimo StanzioneItalian, 1586-16569 artworks
Hendrick van Steenwijck the YoungerBelgian, 1580-164921 artworks
Matthias StomDutch, 1600-165022 artworks
Sébastien StoskopffGerman, 1597-165715 artworks
Bernardo StrozziItalian, 1581-164464 artworks
Michiel SweertsBelgian, 1618-166450 artworks
David Teniers the YoungerBelgian, 1610-1690229 artworks
Hendrick TerbrugghenDutch, 1588-162949 artworks
Henri TestelinFrench, 1616-16951 artwork
Nicolas TournierFrench, 1590-163912 artworks
Alessandro TurchiItalian, 1578-16493 artworks
French School 18th Century - UnknownFrench, 1700-18003 artworks
Andrea VaccaroItalian, 1604-16706 artworks
Juan de Valdés LealSpanish, 1622-169018 artworks
Abraham-Louis Van LooFrench, 1641-17123 artworks
Jacob Van LooDutch, 1614-167078 artworks
Jean Van LooFrench, 1650-17001 artwork
Ottavio VanniniItalian, 1585-16432 artworks
Gillis van TilborghBelgian, 1625-16789 artworks
Antonio Maria VassalloItalian, 1620-16723 artworks
Diego VelázquezSpanish, 1599-1660136 artworks
Jacopo VignaliItalian, 1592-16642 artworks
Claude VignonFrench, 1593-167023 artworks
Jacob Ferdinand VoetBelgian, 1639-170013 artworks
Lucas Vorsterman1595-16751 artwork
Cornelis de VosBelgian, 1584-165122 artworks
Paul de VosBelgian, 1591-167811 artworks
Simon VouetFrench, 1590-164964 artworks
Sebastian VrancxBelgian, 1573-164718 artworks
Tomàs YepesSpanish, 1595-167437 artworks
Francisco de ZurbaránSpanish, 1598-166480 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Butcher Shop
David Teniers the Younger

Presentation in the Temple
Louis de Boullogne the Younger

Barn Interior
David Teniers the Younger

Saint Cyril of Constantinople
Francisco de Zurbarán

The Three Graces
Laurent de La Hyre

Denial of Saint Peter
Nicolas Tournier

Saint Agatha
Francesco Furini

Landscape
Gaspard Dughet

A Shepherdess
Jan van Bijlert

Ghismonda
Bernardino Mei

Pope Gregory XV (bust)
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
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.