XY (la_nostalgia) wrote in thequestionclub,

Baroque and Secession

I've been doing research about my college town. Now, I have close to none knowledne of architecture and differences between time periods. This particular town's architecture is described as baroque, and in all types of photos people show Secession details. I realize (Wikipedia!) that is should be the 1897 secession that led to the Austrian branch of Art Nouveau. What the hell? I have enough understanding of baroque that I know it looks kind of.. lavish, but I am unable to distinguish the Seccesion period details. Do baroque and seccesion have anything in common? How is seccession characterized? Anything at all to help me make a connection, see the differences and understand it all? Wikipedia just keeps confusing me. :p

Any experts out there? 
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