Rococo

Rococo

Deriving from the French word rocaille, in reference to the curved forms of shellfish, and the Italian barocco, the French created the term ‘Rococo’. Appearing at the beginning of the 18th century, it rapidly spread to the whole of Europe. Extravagant and light, Rococo responded perfectly to the spontaneity of the aristocracy of the time. In many aspects, this art was linked to its predecessor, Baroque, and it is thus also referred to as late Baroque style. While… (more)

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Publisher: Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Collection: Art of Century

Parent ISBN: 9781844847402

Page count: 200 pages

File size: 67 MB

Language: English


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