Baroque Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Features


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How would someone be able to tell that the Santa Maria della Salute in Venice was Baroque architecture?

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1. Which statement would most likely be said upon visiting the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles?

2. How did Baroque architecture differ from previous styles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz combo will work together in teaching you about Baroque architecture, which denoted a major shift in European architecture from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Some topics you may be tested on include the distinguishing characteristics and historical facts surrounding it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The distinguishing characteristics of Baroque architecture
  • Where this style of architecture started
  • Where it reached its apex
  • Specific examples of optical illusions in Baroque architecture
  • Why Louis XIV redesigned the Louvre

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics that classify Baroque architecture
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding European architectural history and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where Baroque architecture started and where it reached its zenith

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to spot distinguishing features of European architecture, review the corresponding lesson on the characteristics of Baroque architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores the themes of Baroque architecture
  • Discusses this architecture in the context of different European nations, such as Italy and France
  • Examines specific examples, such as the Louvre and Versailles
  • Identifies specific Baroque artists, such as Bernini and Le Brun