At the beginning of the 17th century, the Baroque style was born in Europe. The Baroque emphasized movement, detail, and grandeur. It was a departure from the Renaissance reverence of classical antiquity. By the 1730's, the Baroque had developed into an even more ostentatious style called Rococo. The Rococo was characterized by heavy ornamentation and a flair for the dramatic. This collection of Baroque and Rococo art is sure to invoke awe and wonder in all its viewers.