• Antique Map of France during the Baroque Period

    1600's in France

    Baroque style was considered to be closely linked with the Catholic Church.

    The Baroque style used contrast, movement, exuberant detail, deep colour, grandeur and surprise to achieve a sense of awe. The style began at the start of the 17 century in Rome, then spread rapidly to France.

    French Baroque architecture, sometimes called French classicism, was a style of architecture during the reigns of Louis XIII (1610 - 1643), Louis XIV (1643 - 1715) and Louis XV (1715 - 1774). It was preceded by French Renaissance architecture and was followed in the second half of the 18th century by Neo-classicism.

    France emerges during this period as a major world power and a cultural center to rival Rome, fountainhead of the Baroque style. This is largely due to the absolutist aims of the French monarchs, particularly Louis XIV, who, with a retinue of architects, painters, and sculptors, fashions a court of peerless splendor.

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