Unless you have a strong love for paintings and art, it is almost likely that baroque painting would have been an unheard of art form. Blame not yourself but instead get set to lap up yourself to some interesting facts about Italian baroque art. The genre of art form actually commenced from the late 16th century to the early 18th century in Italy. Baroque style of art used exaggerated motions to produce drama, tension, exuberance and grandeur. The artists were encouraged by the Catholic Church to come up with art that reflected religious themes and displayed direct involvement. Mostly, paintings of that time reaffirmed the emotional depths of the Catholic faith through the melodramatic canvases and glorified the church and the monarchy through their artistic sensationalism. From Caravaggio to Cortona, the paintings were highly diverse and projected dynamism. Some of the most prolific and highly talented Italian baroque painters of that time include Francesco Albani, Paolo Alboni, Mario Balassi, Maria Maddalena Baldacci, Andrea Belvedere, Federiko Benković and so on. Check this segment and find out some interesting facts about famous Italian baroque painters, their life and their paintings.