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Rococo art and architecture


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A brief description about Rococo Art and Architecture, and the characteristics.

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Rococo art and architecture

  1. 1. Nageen Raja Asma Javed
  2. 2. Rococo Art Name: LATE BAROQUE Origin: Paris, France Developed in: 18th century Date: 1700-1750 Derived from: French word “ROCAILLE” meaning STONE or RUBBLE.
  3. 3. Rococo is an artistic movement and style which has affected many aspects of art:  Sculpture  Painting  Architecture  Interior  Furniture  Fashion  Ceramics  Jewellery  Literature  Music  Theater
  4. 4. Characteristics:  jocular, florid and graceful approach to Baroque  Vertical lines were avoided  Angles were softened  style was ornate, used light colors, asymmetrical designs, curves and gold.  playful and witty themes.  produced flowing, giddy, visually spectacular carving  elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings.
  5. 5. Features  Natural motifs  Elaborated carved forms  Asymmetry  S and c scrolls  Rocaille  Acanthus leaf  Cabochon  Scallop shell  Marquetry
  6. 6. Furniture  Lighthearted, visually and physically  Ornate, graceful  role in comfort and versatility  Idea has evolved to a symbol of status  Easily moved around  Matching back  Preferred choice due to its strength
  7. 7. Voyeuse chair Late 18th century Short legged Cushion at top
  8. 8. Bergere en Gondole Closed arm chair
  9. 9. Italian Console table 1730 Juste Aurele
  10. 10. Sculpture  Rococo was widely adapted  Expressed through delicate porcelain sculpture  Themes of love and gaiety  Elements of nature, curving lines and asymmetry.
  11. 11. Edme Bouchardon 1750
  12. 12. Pair of lovers Franz Anton 1760 Etienne Maurice Falconet amour menaçant, louvre 1750
  13. 13. Painting  Decorative art style was clearly shown  Delicate colors and curving forms  Decorating canvas with cherubs and myths of love  Portraits were also popular  Some showed a sort of naughtiness or impurity in the behavior of their subjects  Pastoral landscapes
  14. 14. Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721) The embarktion for Cythera François Boucher (1703–1770) Birth of Venus
  15. 15. William Hogarth (1697–1764) Painter and his Pug Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807) Woman dressed as vestal virgin
  16. 16. Fashion  Men with high heels  Women with hair mounded on top  Curls and twirls with stings of pearl  Lightweight silk layered TAFETTA and SATIN  Light pastel colors  Large floral motifs  Stripes sprinkled with sprigs
  17. 17. Jewellery  Flowers, foliage, ribbons, scrollwork, feathers  Engraved or embossed on metal.  Enamel was abandoned as a form of decorative technique  Functional jewellery and chatelaines or snuff boxes Chatelaines
  18. 18. Revival necklace Scroll work
  19. 19. Architecture  Lighter, more graceful  Elaborate version of baroque architecture  Asymmetry of forms  Richly decorated  Numerous curves and decorations  Pale color  Jocular and light hearted themes
  20. 20. Catherine palace, Russia the Augustus burg and Falkenlust Palaces, Brühl,
  21. 21. the Queluz National Palace in Portugal the Chinese House (Potsdam)
  22. 22. Interior  Fully in control, sportive, fantastic  Sculptural forms expressed in abstract expressions  Flaming, leafy or shell like textures in asymmetrical sweeps, flourishes and broken curves.  suppress architectonic divisions of architrave frieze and cornice for picturesque.  Rococo palette softer and paler then those of baroque  pastel pink, lilac, blue and green  decorative elements were rocaille, S and C shaped scrolls, acanthus leaves, birds and flower and chubby babies.
  23. 23. MUSIC:  not as well-known as the earlier Baroque and later Classical forms.  characterized as light, intimate music with extremely elaborate and refined forms of ornamentation.