Baroque Isolation

Baroque: 1755�65; < French < Portuguese barroco, barroca irregularly shaped pearl (of obscure origin; compare Spanish berrueco, barrueco granitic crag, irregular pearl, spherical nodule), probably conflated with Medieval Latin baroco invented word for a kind of obfuscating syllogism

Isolation: “standing detached from others of its kind,” 1740, a rendering into English of French isol� “isolated” (17c.), from Italian isolato, from Latin insulatus “made into an island,” from insula “island” (see isle (n.)). English at first used the French word (isole, also isole’d, c. 1750), then after isolate (v.) became an English word, isolated became its past participle.

The Baroque Isolation series by Allan Banford evokes the style of art originating in Italy in the early 17th century, characterized by the free and sculptural use of classical orders and ornaments with a dramatic effect, materialized subtracting the subject to a minimal environment reinforced with texture and individualism.

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