Baroque art refers to artworks created during the Baroque period. The word “baroque” comes from the Portuguese word for “irregularly shaped pearl,” and it was first used to describe architecture in the 17th century. Baroque art is characterized by its ornate, dramatic style, which aimed to evoke emotion in the viewer. Common themes in Baroque art include religion, power, and death.

Baroque art was a major artistic movement of the 17th century. It began in Europe, and quickly spread to other parts of the world. The most famous Baroque artists include Peter Paul Rubens, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Rembrandt van Rijn.

Baroque art is still popular today, and can be seen in many museums and galleries