Baroque in Sweden 1650 - 1750

Monday 5th December 2016 at 09:14

Baroque was popular on the continent during the 17th century, but the style did not reach Sweden until after the Thirty Year War with Russia, around the year 1650. This made the style last longer than on the continent. 

But in the beginning of the 18th century it got a new stylish character called late Baroque (1720 - 1750). This is a transitional style that we find very fascinating with it’s very own distinguished expression. Austere and slender with sparse decorations - between baroque and rococo. An relief from the Baroque dark and heavy furniture and It’s these painted late baroque pieces that we appreciate the most from the baroque period. Please see the baroque commode in this article, a perfect example of a late baroque piece.