Tuesday, May 12, 2009


O termo "barroco" advém da palavra portuguesa homónima que significa "pérola imperfeita", ou por extensão jóia falsa. A palavra foi rapidamente introduzida nas línguas francesa e italiana.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word baroque is derived from the Portuguese word "barroco", Spanish "barroco", or French "baroque", all of which refer to a "rough or imperfect pearl", though whether it entered those languages via Latin, Arabic, or some other source is uncertain.[2] In informal usage, the word baroque can simply mean that something is "elaborate", with many details, without reference to the Baroque styles of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Portuguese chair, S.Francisco church in O'porto, Companhia das Indias porcelain

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