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Everything You Need to Know About Rococo Art

Amruta Deshpande May 10, 2021
Characterized by soft colors, floral motifs and curvy lines, Rococo art exhibits elegance and exuberance.

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Did You Know?
Rococo or Late Baroque is an ornamental & theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which creates an illusion of motion and drama.
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In the 1730s, under the reign of King Louis XV of France, Rococo Art began as a reaction against the more formal & geometric style Louis XIV.
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Rococo was first used as a variation of the word ‘Rocaille’ which referred to decorations made using pebbles, shells & rocks to decorate grottoes & fountains.
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Rococo Art is characterized by warm pastel colours and the sharp colours were a characteristic of Neoclassical paintings.
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Jean-Antoine Watteau was a French painter born in 1684 known for his famous Rococo artwork which includes Embarkation of Cythera & L’Enseigne de Gersaint.
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Quick Fact
Many of the Rococo paintings showed  lavishness and luxury of the French aristocrats which is believed to be the cause of French Revolution.
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The Branicki Palace in Bialystok, Poland was developed in the 18th century by Jan Klemens Branicki a wealthy Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth hetman.
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The Chinese Palace in the palace complex of Oranienbaum near St. Petersberg, was designed by Antonio Rinaldi, for the Russian Empress Catherine the Great.
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The Swing also known as ‘The Happy Accidents of the Swing’ is an 18th century oil painting currently place at Wallace Collection in London.
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Having created around 660 portraits & 200 landscapes, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun also known as Madame Le Brun was a prominent and most famous woman painter of the 18th century.
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