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In a typical timeline of Western art history, the Baroque period follows the Renaissance and ranges from the early 17th to the late 18th centuries; Rococo style refers to the end of the period and is also called “late baroque.” Baroque art and architecture is characterized by decorative elements and flourishes that create a sense of grandeur. Baroque works elaborate on the Renaissance’s Greco-Roman motifs by dramatizing lighting, composition, and emotion. Rococo art uses a lighter, softer color pallet and subjects idyllic genre scenes, typically of court life or mythology.

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French, 1732–1797
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Italian, 1634–1705
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Flemish, 1593–1678

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