List of famous Baroque artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Baroque movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. Make sure to also check out weird personal quirks of iconic artists and artists who were actually bad humans. These notable Baroque period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Baroque artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.
Examples include Rembrandt and Caravaggio.
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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque painting. Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan under Simone Peterzano who had himself trained under Titian. In his twenties Caravaggio moved to Rome where there was a demand for paintings to fill the many huge new churches and palazzos being built at the time. It was also a period when the Church was searching for a stylistic alternative to Mannerism in religious art that was tasked to counter the ...more on Wikipedia
Artworks: Bacchus, Supper at Emmaus (Caravaggio), London, The Calling of St Matthew, Medusa, + more
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Associated periods or movements: Renaissance, Baroque
Art Forms: Painting
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting. Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, Rembrandt's later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardships. Yet his etchings and paintings were popular ...more on Wikipedia
Artworks: The Night Watch, Artemisia, David and Uriah, Self-Portrait, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, + more
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Realism, Baroque
Nationality: Dutch Republic
Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets. Bernini possessed the ability to depict dramatic narratives with characters showing intense psychological states, but also to organize large-scale sculptural works which convey a magnificent grandeur. His skill in manipulating marble ensured that he would be considered a worthy successor of Michelangelo, far outshining other sculptors of his generation, including his rival, Alessandro Algardi. His talent extended beyond the ...more on Wikipedia
Artworks: Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, The Rape of Proserpina, Apollo and Daphne, Aeneas, Anchises, + more
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Associated periods or movements: Baroque
Art Forms: Painting
Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, Rubens is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England. ...more on Wikipedia
Artworks: The Elevation of the Cross, The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, The Assumption of the Virgin, Alethea Talbot with her Husband, + more
Birthplace: Siegen, Germany
Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Antwerp school
Art Forms: Painting, Drawing