Prominent artists Francois Boucher William Hogarth Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Angelica Kauffmann Giovanni Antonio Canaletto
Rococo This style was primarily used in interior design, painting architecture and sculpture. The term was derived from the word “rocaille”, which means pebbles and refers to the rocks and shells that were used to decorate the interiors of caves, so the shells became the principal adornment in Rococo.
Rococo This style appealed to senses rather than intellect. The themes used were romance, mythology, fantasy and every day life. The wealthy women competed for the best and most elaborated decorations in their houses, so interior and furniture were decorated with abstracts and curves and asymmetrical shapes.
Rococo Other elements were *Graceful movement *Playful use of line *Delicate coloring The catholic churches of Southern Germany and Austria used this style. The Rococo is viewed as the final part of Baroque art movement and it was replaced by Neoclassicism.
The Toilet of Venus 1751 The Breakfast 1739 François Boucher
The Gate of Calais 1749 William Hogarth The Death of Hyacinth 1752 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Royal Palace of Madrid 1766
The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute 1730 The Stonemason’s Yard 1730 Giovanni Antonio Canaletto