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Baroque Art

Our collection of articles on baroque art, philosophy, and religious thinking of the XVI and XVII centuries.

This famous sculpture depicts the ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila

The life-sized marble sculpture of the “Ecstasy of St. Teresa” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is considered a masterpiece of Baroque art.

At the Sintra Palace in Portugal, a unique image of Jesus’ death and resurrection is preserved

The work of the French sculptor Nicolas Chantereine, the sculpture occupies the central niche of the chapel’s altarpiece.

Did the Psalms inspire Velásquez’s Crucified Christ?

A closer look at the painting’s anatomical detail and use of chiaroscuro sheds light (no pun intended) on the great painter’s creative mind.

The Sistine Chapel of Mexico: the Sanctuary of Atotonilco

The Mexican baroque master, Antonio Martínez de Pocasangre, dedicated 30 years of his life to this work

The Church of San Francisco (Quito, Ecuador) in all its splendor

Striking images of the first day of the Festival of Light show a historic church lit up in a very special way for the first time.

How appreciating Baroque art can enhance your spirituality

These three iconic artists from the Boroque period are a great start.

Love the beauty of Rome? Thank Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Sts. Peter and Paul!

The extraordinary beauty found from one end of the Eternal city to the other is in large part due to St. Peter.