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A brief presentation of Rococo art.

A brief presentation of Rococo art.


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  • 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 "rocaille" (stones) and "coquille" (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
  • 5. ROCOCO Watteau, Jean-Antoine Gilles 1718 - 1720
  • 6. ROCOCO Boucher, Francois Are They Thinking about the Grape? 1747
  • 7. ROCOCO Chardin, Jean-Baptiste Simeon Soap Bubbles 1745
  • 8. ROCOCO Fragonard, Jean-Honore The Swing 1768 - 1769
  • 9. ROCOCO Fragonard, Jean-Honore Psyche showing her Sisters her Gifts from Cupid 1753
  • 10. ROCOCO Gainsborough, Thomas Mr. And Mrs. Andrews 1748 - 1749
  • 11. ROCOCO Greuze, Jean-Baptiste Portrait of Claude-Henri Watalet 1763
  • 12. ROCOCO LABILLE-GUIARD, Adelaide Self Portrait 1785
  • 13. ROCOCO Gérard, Marguerite First Steps 1785
  • 14. ROCOCO Vigee-Lebrun, Elisabeth Marie Antoinette and Her Children 1787
  • 15. ROCOCO Hogarth, William Marriage A-la-Mode: 2. The Tête à Tête about 1743
  • 16. Sources
    • http://www.loggia.com/art/18th/rococo.html
    • http://facstaff.uww.edu/henigec/imagesearch/Renmod/baroque. htm
    • http://www.louvre.fr/anglais/collec/peint/inv8525/peint_f.htm
    • http://gallery.euroweb.hu/welcome.html