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Rococo Era
Stonie Zhao
introduction
The Rococo movement was an art
movement that emerged in France and
spread throughout the world in the late
17...
Fashion
The Rococo era was defined by
seemingly contrasting aspects:
extravagance and a quest for simplicity,
light colour...
Fashion - Hair
At first, ladies apparently wore
wigs only on rare occasions
and preferred to have their
own hair powdered ...
Fashion - cloth
Men's fashion did not change
much during the whole era. The
justaucorps, waistcoats and
breeches that had ...
Fashion - Shoes
The reign of Louis XV in France
was a period of relaxation after
the heavy autocratic rule of Louis
XIV. B...
Art
The Rococo style of art characterized by
opulence, grace, playfulness, and lightness in
contrast to the heavier themes...
Art - Painting
Rococo originated in the purely decorative arts, the
style showed clearly in painting. These painters used
...
Art - Sculpture
Sculpture was another area
where the Rococo was
widely adopted. Étienne-
Maurice Falconet (1716–
1791) is ...
Music
• The Rococo music style itself
developed out of baroque music
both in France, where the new
style was referred to a...
Music - Instrument
Marie-Antoinette’s Harp was made by Jean-Henri
Naderman, luthier and harp-maker to the Queen,
Marie-Ant...
Architecture
Rococo furniture and architecture was
defined by a move away from the austere
religious symmetrical designs o...
Furniture
French Rococo art was at home indoors.
Metalwork, porcelain figures and especially
furniture rose to new pre-emi...
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  1. 1. Rococo Era Stonie Zhao
  2. 2. introduction The Rococo movement was an art movement that emerged in France and spread throughout the world in the late 17th and early 18th century. The word is a derivative of the French term rocaille, which means “rock and shell garden ornamentation”. Rococo style affected many aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and
  3. 3. Fashion The Rococo era was defined by seemingly contrasting aspects: extravagance and a quest for simplicity, light colours and heavy materials, aristocrats and the bourgeoisie. This culmination produced a very diverse era in fashion like none ever before. Although this movement was largely ended with the French Revolution, its ideas and main aspects strongly affected future fashions for decades.
  4. 4. Fashion - Hair At first, ladies apparently wore wigs only on rare occasions and preferred to have their own hair powdered and coiffed, decorated with a small bonnet or flowers, jewellery and bows. There were eye- popping confections. Anything and everything could be used to embellish the hat including appliquéd silk and satin, ribbons, feathers, pearls,
  5. 5. Fashion - cloth Men's fashion did not change much during the whole era. The justaucorps, waistcoats and breeches that had been introduced during the late baroque era were worn throughout, changing only slightly in shape. The coat skirts, for example, grew fuller until around 1740, then diminished and were cut away in front from around 1760. The waistcoat below became ever shorter until
  6. 6. Fashion - Shoes The reign of Louis XV in France was a period of relaxation after the heavy autocratic rule of Louis XIV. By 1730, the light, elegant, feminine tastes of the Rococo era were fully established. The English royal family switched from the Stuarts to the Hanovers with the coronation of George I.
  7. 7. Art The Rococo style of art characterized by opulence, grace, playfulness, and lightness in contrast to the heavier themes and darker colours of the earlier Baroque period. It is now widely recognized as a major period in the development of European art.
  8. 8. Art - Painting Rococo originated in the purely decorative arts, the style showed clearly in painting. These painters used delicate colors and curving forms, decorating their canvases with cherubs and myths of love. Portraiture was also popular among Rococo painters. Some works show a sort of naughtiness or impurity in the behaviour of their subjects, showing the historical trend of departing away from the Baroque's church/state orientation. Landscapes were pastoral and often depicted the leisurely outings of aristocratic couples. François Boucher and Jean-Honoré
  9. 9. Art - Sculpture Sculpture was another area where the Rococo was widely adopted. Étienne- Maurice Falconet (1716– 1791) is widely considered one of the best representatives of French Rococo. In general, this style was best expressed through delicate porcelain sculpture rather than imposing marble
  10. 10. Music • The Rococo music style itself developed out of baroque music both in France, where the new style was referred to as style galante ("gallant" or "elegant" style), and in Germany, where it was referred to as empfindsamer stil ("sensitive style"). It can be characterized as light, intimate music with extremely elaborate and refined forms of ornamentation.
  11. 11. Music - Instrument Marie-Antoinette’s Harp was made by Jean-Henri Naderman, luthier and harp-maker to the Queen, Marie-Antoinette and was delivered in November, 1774, the year of the 19-year-old Queen’s
  12. 12. Architecture Rococo furniture and architecture was defined by a move away from the austere religious symmetrical designs of the Baroque. Instead, they focused on secular, more light-hearted, asymmetrical design, while continuing the Baroque penchant for decorative flair.
  13. 13. Furniture French Rococo art was at home indoors. Metalwork, porcelain figures and especially furniture rose to new pre-eminence as the French upper classes sought to outfit their homes in the now fashionable style. Rococo style took pleasure in asymmetry, a taste that was new to European style. This practice of leaving elements unbalanced for effect is called contraste.

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