Baroque Art: Definition, History: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting: Bernini, Rubens, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Pietro da Cortona
This altarpiece from the Monastery Church at Rohr represents the baroque legacy left by 17th century sculptors such as Bernini. Although the baroque style was replaced by neoclassicism as the new avant-garde art in the 18th century, the Catholic Church continued to make use of it’s emotional impact to inspire piety in breath-taking commissions such as this. ~ The Asam Brothers Assumption of the Virgin, 1717-25
Munich's Top 10 : Churches & Houses of Worship - Asamkirche Dedicated to St Johann-Nepomuk, this late Baroque church built by the Asam brothers features ceiling frescoes depicting the saint .