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.
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
ROCOCO The word rococo is a combination of the words "rocaille" (stones) and "coquille" (shell), elements which inspire the first designs.
ROCOCO Its subject matter frequently dealt with the leisurely pastimes of the aristocracy. Jean-Antoine Watteau The Pilgrimage to Cythera