Baroque stands for opulence, drama and tension in the arts. It lives for detail – the more the better. Aimed at the senses and not the intellect, art in the Baroque style is known for its theatrical feel and lavish look.
Everyone knows the painters of the period: Vermeer and his “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” Rembrandt’s “Man with the Golden Helmet” and “Las Meninas” by Velasquez are just some of the many fine examples of the art style. You can find all of these works and many more at Posterlounge!
The artists did not always focus on portraiture. You will also find the paintings of Melchior d'Hondecoeter, known for his exotic birds in landscape settings, and can buy pictures of flowers such as Jan Brueghel the Elder’s “Bouquet” painted in 1603. The Catholic Church supported painters in the Baroque period as a means of conveying its glory and power. For this reason, Poussin’s landscape paintings often show scenes from real life and have titles with Biblical subjects: take his “L’hiver ou Le deluge” for example.
Whatever the subject, the impressive paintings tend to have dark or richly detailed backgrounds with the focus of attention in dynamically contrasting light. The movement and intensity of Baroque images makes them the perfect focal points for spacious rooms in neutral colours or rooms full of rich detail. Baroque pictures are ideal accents for libraries and candlelight dinners in the dining room. Hang a print on a white living room wall for a touch of drama.
The combination of painterly strokes and finely textured canvas will make your chosen Baroque prints look like the works of old master painters. Add a floater frame to your art on canvas to perfectly highlight or complement its colours.
You can also order your prints on high-quality photo paper. A poster is an uncomplicated way of putting art on your walls, and you can also add a frame to match your interior colour scheme.
Alu Dibond is also a good choice for these pictures with lots of rich, intense colour. Its thin, semi-gloss look turns every subject into an elegant eye-catcher. And with this mounting option, you do not need a frame.
Images with a high proportion of white look best on Forex foam board. A series of Baroque flower paintings with light backgrounds, for example, would look perfectly lovely when mounted on this premium-look material.