Baroque

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Virginie Ferrand Sereni

Encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church after the Council of Trent, the baroque style stepped into Corsica via Bastia. The Genoese and the populations spread it throughout the island by erecting sumptuous Baroque churches or by baroquizing the existing ones: stucco and gold decors, illusory effects, colonnades, light-and-shade, façade with great amount of tension were some of the artistic effects used to produce grandeur and to impress the visitors.

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Last modified: 20 March 2017

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