Baroque and Beyond C. 1600–1850

Baroque Italy and France

What is baroque classicism?

Baroque classicism is a specific style of baroque art that draws heavily on classical influences and is characterized by refined idealism, realism, and an interest in antiquity. The dramatic use of chiaroscuro is not quite as evident in baroque classicism. It was most popular in France, and preferred by the painters such as Nicolas Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Charles Le Brun, and the architect Louis Le Vau. Some art historians consider the Italian Annibale Carracci, whose work greatly influenced Poussin, a classicist as well.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Art History Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App