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A brief presentation of Rococo art.

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

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