1. ROCOCO Rococo was born in France in the middle of the 18th century. It was a reaction of nobility against classical baroque which had been imposed at Versailles by Louis XIV.
2. ROCOCO It is a style of the aristocracy: it reveals a taste for what is clear and elegant, refined and gallant. It fits to a life without worry, agreeable and closely related to nature. Marguerite Gérard The Happy Household
3. ROCOCO The word rococo is a combination of the words &quot;rocaille&quot; (stones) and &quot;coquille&quot; (shell), elements which inspire the first designs.
4. ROCOCO Its subject matter frequently dealt with the leisurely pastimes of the aristocracy. Jean-Antoine Watteau The Pilgrimage to Cythera