ba.roque adj, often cap [F, fr. MF barroque irregularly shaped (of a pearl), fr. Pg barroco irregularly shaped pearl] (1765)
1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent esp. in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
2: characterized by grotesqueness, extravagance, complexity, or flamboyance
3: irregularly shaped--used of gems <a ~ pearl> --

Carlo Maderno St Peter's  facade 1605

Gianlorenzo Bernini The Arms of St Peters c 1637

Bernini's  Self Portrait 1635



  Virtual Tour Displaying Baldacchino and Cathedra Petri




Bernini, St Peter
Baldacchino 1624-1633



 Cathedra Petri