The Baroque Architecture can be described as extravagant or bongga (“filipino term for extravagant”) designs. And it is known for its styles using complicated shapes, twisted columns ,illusion paintings, curvilinear forms and broken pediments.
At this period the Council of Trent is considered to be one of the Church’s most important councils. It was introduced by a religious order known as Jesuits. It started late 16th century to early 18th century in Europe. Baroque Architecture was originated in Italy.
What I like in Baroque ….
Is the twisted column or also called “Solomonic column” , the spiral look and glided details, of the Roman’s and Greek’s columns. The twisted columns portrays a graceful movements.
At the completion of St. Peter’s Basilica , the baldacchino, a pavilion-like structure 30 meters (98 ft) tall and claimed to be the largest piece of bronze in the world, which stands beneath the dome and above the altar. Most baroque churches have their own baldachino. This is one of my favorite in this era the baldachino.
And my most favorite in this era is the ceiling paintings, that creates illusions. The example of it is the ceiling of- Il Gesù .
The painting style that is used is called Chiaroscuro, the strong contrast of light and dark to pop-up the image. What I like to the Baroque artists is they can create a wonderful illusion of real life paintings. And I can really say that Baroque Architects were able to think out of the box.
And also one of the major features of Baroque is the broken pediments, that we can usually found at the entrance of a church.
RO– stones COCO– shell
The Rococo architecture is more in its interior. I like how I can easily distinguished or recognized the Rococo period through their name means.
It started late Baroque which represent a high baroque
And also this is the start of landscaping , decorative gates and Grottos .
The Rococo, is more on excessive ornamentation rather that architectural structure.
The Baroque and Rococo Architecture helped me to realized the evolution of the styles and ideas over the decades. I believed that it is the most artistic period in the History of Architecture.