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Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to find either an original Baroque or Rococo (Late-Baroque) building or structure to post in this category.
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Baroque architectural style originating in late 16th-century Italy and lasting in some regions, notably in Central Europe (Austria, Czech lands, Germany and Hungary) and colonial South America, until the end of 18th century. It had its origins in the Counter-Reformation, when the Catholic Church launched an overtly emotional and sensory appeal to the faithful through art and architecture. Complex architectural plan shapes, often based on the oval, and the dynamic opposition and interpenetration of spaces were favoured to heighten the feeling of motion and sensuality. Other characteristic qualities include grandeur, drama and contrast (especially in lighting), curvaceousness, and an often dizzying array of rich surface treatments, twisting elements, and gilded statuary. Architects unabashedly applied bright colours and illusory, vividly painted ceilings. Outstanding practitioners in Italy included Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Carlo Maderno, Francesco Borromini, and Guarino Guarini. Classical elements subdued Baroque architecture in France. In central Europe, the Baroque arrived late but flourished in the works of such architects as Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (Austria), Kilian Ignáz Diezenhorfer or Jan Santini-Aichl (Czech lands). Its impact in Britain can be seen in the works of Christopher Wren. The late Baroque style is often referred to as Rococo or, in Spain and Spanish America, as Churrigueresque.

Important features of Baroque architecture include:

  • long, narrow naves are replaced by broader, occasionally circular forms
  • dramatic use of light, either strong light-and-shade contrasts, chiaroscuro effects, or uniform lighting by means of several windows
  • opulent use of ornaments, plaster or stucco, marble or faux finishing
  • large-scale ceiling frescoes
  • the external façade is often characterized by a dramatic central projection
  • the interior is often no more than a shell for painting and sculpture (especially in the late Baroque or Rococo)
  • illusory effects like trompe l'oeil and the blending of painting and architecture in the Bavarian, Czech, Polish, and Ukrainian Baroque, pear domes are ubiquitous
  • Marian and Holy Trinity columns are erected in Catholic countries, often in thanksgiving for ending a plague

      Typical examples of classical Baroque architecture:

Further detail infromation you can find here:
Baroque Architecture in Wikipedia
Rococo in Wikipedia
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Your mission is to find either an Baroque (and Rococo - which is often classified as late Baroque style) building or structure to post in this category. Focus Your interest to any interesting Baroque architecture: churches, chateaux, palaces, burgerhouses, town halls, watch towers and Baroque fortifications, Baroque garden architecture, city gates, Marian and Holy Trinity column... Please consider the era when this architecture appeared (16th century to circa 1795). Structures appearing after this time period will not be accepted...

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Baroque ArchitectureL’église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Piedicroce - (Corsica) France

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[FR] Construite en 1691 et donc de style baroque, elle possède six pilastres au premier niveau. [EN] The main highlight in Piedicroce is the 17th century baroque style Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

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location: Corse, France

date approved: 6/7/2014

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[FR] L'église et son campanile, de style baroque, ont été construits au XVIIIe siècle (1700 - 1725) [EN] The church of Saint Jean Baptiste and its ambitious campanile are the most famous masterpieces of the late Baroque architecture of Corsica.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Corse, France

date approved: 6/3/2014

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The creamy-coloured sillhouete of Baroque Eglise de l'Assomption (Church of Assumption of Virgin Mary) belongs among the most distinctive architectural features of regional touristic centre, village Piana, at Corsica's west coast...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Corse, France

date approved: 6/16/2014

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Small, but intersting church of St. John the Baptist (L'église Saint Jean-Baptiste), is one of examples transition Baroque-Empire religious architecture of Corsica...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Corse, France

date approved: 9/2/2009

last visited: 9/3/2019

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