Let's have a semi-serious discussion on art. Be it from any region, group, culture, period, or movement. Do you prefer one art-style over another? Do you have a subjective opinion on a specific movement or period of art e.g. "contemporary art isn't art"? Do you even care about the arts, if not - why? By extension, this includes architectural design, and some aspects of theater or fashion. I am a fan of Baroque and late Rococo. The ornamentality of Baroque, in presentation or composition, always achieving a grandeur sense of achievement and beauty appeals to me. There's something about Baroque and late Rococo that cannot be found in other art mediums, even in Neo-Classicism or Romanticism. Could it be the emphasis on God and the higher order of our existence, going hand-in-hand with Baroque's favorability among the divine kingdoms of France? I am not so sure, but it has appealed to me since childhood - I've always found comfort and purpose in art, rather than reading or some other hobby. Here's a particular favorite from Annibale Carracci; the arguable driving force behind Baroque. I hope this thread takes off; I think it'd be a good serious discussion to have. For those unfamiliar, I can introduce you to some renowned art movements, and maybe you'll recognize a piece or two.