What is ‘Baroque’?

The English word baroque comes directly from the French (as the modern standard English-language spelling might suggest). Some scholars state that the French word originated from the Portuguese term barroco (“a flawed pearl”), other sources suggest a Medieval Latin term used in logic, baroco, as the most likely source.*1 In the 16th century, the Medieval Latin word ‘baroco’ moved beyond scholastic logic and came intoContinue reading “What is ‘Baroque’?”