Derived from the Portuguese “barroco” – meaning “rough or imperfect pearl” – the Baroque style consists of elaborate details and irregular forms. Though this was in its heyday during the 17th and 18th centuries, a selection of works by contemporary installation artist Olafur Eliasson under the name BAROQUE BAROQUE can now be found in Belvedere’s Winter Palace, one of Vienna’s best-known works of Baroque architecture. Once home to Prince Eugene of Savoy (a patron of the arts and sciences during the baroque period), the space has been repurposed for an entirely unique and unexpected visitor experience. Eliasson employs light, color, reflectivity, and projections in an homage to the historic style that was long considered an “attack on the senses.” Perhaps this perception was not so unique to the style itself, but to the time during which it was received, visual innovation on a revolutionary scale. Is our view of modern work so different?