The Baroque style was grand and extravagant, rich in new design styles. Architecture and interior design included a new emphasis on sculptural and painted forms. Shapes from nature, such as leaves, shells, and scrolls, provided a vocabulary to enrich the classical form of earlier Renaissance design.
Select one architect/designer/furniture maker from the list below. Provide a three-paragraph minimum essay on the individual and choose three examples of their work to describe. Include the following:
Brief biography or background
Names, dates, titles, materials used, dimensions, etc. of your three examples
Images of all examples
Provide description of each item, using proper terminology (for example, the chair has cabriole legs and ball and claw feet, etc.)
Discuss how these examples represent the individual’s oeuvre, or overall aesthetic/body of work
Analyze how your artist’s work reflects the Baroque or Rococo movements; what makes the work representative of one movement or the other?