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Baroque Architecture.  Elements of the Baroque style are found throughout Europe.  In Italy, the Baroque style is reflected in opulent and dramatic.

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1 Baroque Architecture

2  Elements of the Baroque style are found throughout Europe.  In Italy, the Baroque style is reflected in opulent and dramatic churches with irregular shapes and extravagant ornamentation.  In France, the highly ornamented Baroque style combines with Classical restraint.  Russian aristocrats were impressed by Versailles in France, and incorporated Baroque ideas in the building of St. Petersburg.

3 Italy - Bernini’s St. Peter’s

4 Inside St. Peter’s

5 France - Palace of Versailles Louis XIV

6 Court of Versailles  Palace of Versailles  Outside: Neo-Classical  Inside: Baroque  Hall of Mirrors - center of design  Gilded moldings  Paintings  Greatness, opulence  Control in all designs  i.e. Gardens  Showed man controlled nature (Greek ideas)

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9 Fountain of Versailles

10 Versailles - Hall of Mirrors

11 Versailles - Gardens

12 Herrenchiemsee - King Ludwig This is Bavarian King Ludwig's II largest castle. The king decided to make a replica of Versailles, but only managed to build the central portion before funds ran out. What exists is very impressive, with French gardens, a big hall of mirrors, and a state room where classical concerts are held. This palace is located on an island named "Herreninsel" in the lovely lake Chiemsee.

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