Baroque art is a flamboyant and ornate artistic movement that emerged in Italy in the early 17th century and was popular until the mid-18th century. The Victoria and Albert Museum says Baroque art ''became the first visual style to have a significant worldwide impact.". It is known for its elaborate and dramatic themes, colours and intricate details. In this blog post, we will delve into five characteristics of Baroque art. Let's go!
The infamous theft of the painting 'Nativity with St Francis' and St Lawrence earned it a place in one of the FBI's Top Ten Art Crimes. This glorious work by Caravaggio was stolen from the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo, Sicily, in October 1969 by an unknown thief. Despite years of investigations, there have been no leads as to who might have stolen the painting or what may have happened. Read on to learn more about this magnificent painting and its mysterious disappearance.