What was the original purpose of Baroque art?

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  1. The original purpose of Baroque art was to inspire emotions and awe in the viewer. Baroque artists sought to create a sense of drama, grandeur, and opulence through the use of extravagant ornamentation, dramatic lighting, and dynamic compositions. Baroque art emerged in the 17th century in response to the Catholic Church's Counter-Reformation efforts to promote faith through sensory stimulation. Baroque art was also patronized by the monarchies and aristocracies of Europe, who wished to display their wealth and power through lavish works of art.

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