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A87996640 - Baroque Architecture - space is an illusion

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Entry: Baroque Architecture - space is an illusion - A87996640
Author: Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor - U1314679

The next part in the series. smiley - smiley


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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent - I like how you have picked out key architectural features, but also linked it clearly with the art and interior decoration so it complements A87996631 nicely smiley - ok

Just checking: 'oil-de-bouef' (bull's eye) - I think that should be 'oeil-de-boeuf'

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thanks a lot smiley - smiley It was not always easy to decide what to put where. smiley - laugh

I completely misspelled that, you are right. smiley - laugh


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SashaQ - happysad

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

I much enjoyed this tour through the baroque - the movement I love to hate. I have seen Asamkirchen...smiley - ill

>>absolutistic<< = 'absolutist'

>>30 years war (1618-1648)<< - maybe a footnote saying the Thirty Years' War was a period of religious wars involving Catholic and Protestant countries?

>>bastions<< Could you explain what 'bastions' are? I'm not sure I know, and I'll bet I'm not alone.

>>pilasters<< Could you footnote 'a rectangular column, especially one projecting from a wall'? I had to look it up, so I figure someone else might, too. smiley - smiley

>>antique corinthian columns<< = 'the Corinthian columns of antiquity'

I love the footnote about marble! smiley - biggrin Thanks for the tip!

>>cuboid Renaissance palazzos<< Could you explain, please?

>>French Classicistic Baroque<< = French Classicist Baroque?

>>It was irrational and phantastic.<< Can you explain this 'fantastic' element for us? Do you mean it uses forms not found in nature, for instance?

[Side note: I once visited a chateau belonging to an ancient noble family in German. The family (very nice people who lived in one apartment and had normal lives) showed us around the monstrous edifice. One wing was wall-to-wall paintings, some on the ceiling. A presentation staircase contained 365 putti, one for each day of the year! Except for the painting gallery, the place was in horrible disrepair. I know what you mean about shoddy workmanship. So did they, the poor people. They had to give tours to preserve this awful legacy.]

Okay, I LOVE 'Freedom and a Hard-Boiled Egg'. smiley - love

>>In the mid 18th Century arose criticism on the irrational Rococo style which was used more and more iften and ended in a radical counter movement: Classicism.<<

Rewrite: 'In the mid 18th Century the irrational Rococo style came under increasing criticism. This criticism resulted in a radical countermovement: Classicism.'

>>for the intermediate future<< = 'for the immediate future'

I am glad the lady of the house had an influence on the decoration! Who's going to dust all those putti, is what I'd like to know? smiley - rofl


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thanks a lot, I made the changes. smiley - smiley

I think owning an old castle or palace is no fun. They are often sold at a very cheap price because it is so terribly expensive to renovate them or just keep them from falling apart. smiley - erm


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Bluebottle

This is looking goodsmiley - ok

Can I just mention that English Baroque - predominated by Christopher Wren - was highly politicised and associated with Tory and conservative values such as an ordered society (Appuldurcombe House on the Isle of Wight was a baroque calendar house with 52 rooms, 365 windows, seven staircases and 12 principal rooms to represent the number of weeks, days and months in a year).

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