According to a professor I once had in a hypnopedia class (and I must admit I didn't give the thing my entire attention), the French word baroque is derived from the Portuguese word "barroco", meaning irregularly shaped pearl. This magnificent and dramatic painting is the work of Paolo de Matteis, around 1700, depicting a large group searching for the irregularly shaped pearl in a silo of cotton balls.
Obviously the pearl was worth something and nobody knows where it is. I can make out the words, "Il trionfo...", on the slide frame, so there was a "triumph" involved for somebody. Questions?
Yes, that would imply the pearl was found and sold for a good price, but for everyone else it reinforced a lament still heard among the masses today. Yes, question?
The lament? Oh, I'm surprised you haven't heard it before: Baroque until payday.
Now who threw that Crayola? Ouch! Class dismissed! Ouch. Stop that!