"Rococo" Essays and Research Papers

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The rococo style became exceptionally fashionable in the early eighteenth-century court world following the reign of Louis XIV. Rococo comes from the French word rocaille, which refers to rock and shell garden ornamentation. Rococo art, an evolution of the baroque style, pays significant attention to the sensual curves and soft-hued colors of garden-like elements inspired by flowers, vines, and shells. The bourgeoisie in the eighteenth-century increasingly favored these more delicate patterns of...

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Baroque: Rococo

Baroque 1) Rococo was a style preeminently evident in small works such as furniture, utensils, and small sculptures. Rococo is the last style of the French monarchies and was carefree and playful. Rococo art centered on romance and love and emphasized tonality, softness and rich colors. Rococo art contrasted Baroque art as it tended to avoid heroic events and religious iconography and emphasized Hedonism. The word Rococo derives from Rocaille, which means shell, and Rococo art used curvaceous...

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Baroque and Rococo Analysis

Baroque and Rococo Analysis Joel Hernandez Western Governor’s University Baroque Art Period The Baroque art period was between 1600 and 1700 and originated from the Portuguese. In this period, art was expressed in form of sculpture, architecture, and music whereby different artists were able to use these mentioned form of art to pass on an intended message to the community (Visual Arts, 2011). One of the factors that motivated this period of art was the support that it had...

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Rococo and Neoclassicism

How Rococo and Neoclassicism Illustrate the Process of Deciding The artists Jean-Honore Fragonard and Jaques-Louis David both successfully embody their respective stylistic differences. Fragonard's style of painting is Rococo, which is characterized by its softness, asymmetry and curviness. Contrasting these ideals is David's style of painting, Neo-Classicism. Neo-Classicism is synonymous with strong gestures, symmetry, and solidness. Two works that best exemplify the ideals of each style...

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Comparison of Baroque and Rococo Styles

HUM – 121 March 5, 2012 Comparison of Baroque and Rococo styles Introduction Premises and characteristics of Baroque Caravaggio's Amor Victorious Emergence of Rococo Boucher's Nude on a Sofa Comparison of Baroque and Rococo styles Bibliography There have been different artistic peaks throughout the history of humanity influenced by specific social, political or religious...

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Rococo vs. Neoclassicism

Professor Hauch Humanities: 15th to 20th Centuries: 352685 07 November 2011 Rococo vs. Neoclassical France is known for being one of many artist powerhouses of the 18th century. The art styles reflected the attitude and culture of the time. Two major styles, Rococo and Neoclassical varied in similarities and differences such as theme, style, and whether the artist was influenced politically or philosophical. It’s true that Rococo was taken by storm over night at the dawn of Neoclassical. However both...

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Baroque and Rococo Art Periods

The Baroque Art era is classified by many as Early Baroque, High Baroque, and Late Baroque periods. The Rococo Art era is often said to be part of the Late Baroque period. The time frame of the Rococo era and whether it is one and the same as the Late Baroque period have been in debate through the years. Although the Baroque Art and the Rococo Art periods are sometimes classified as one in the same, they are actually quite distinct and unique. The Baroque Art period was between 1600 and the...

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Rococo vs. Neoclassical Art

very important cultural trends were able to emerge into the world of arts. These were the Rococo style, followed by the Neoclassical style. Although both completely different from each other, both helped to clear the path toward the modern world of art we have today. The differences of the two can be expressed through the origin of creation, stylistic paintings, and architectural developments. "The Rococo style arose in France in the waning years of the Sun King's reign and was created for the...

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Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassicism: Comparison and Contrast

Rococo was an art style that originated in France in the mid-17th century. Rococo itself evolved from the earlier Baroque period, and shared several elements with it. Indeed, Rococo is often referred to as Late Baroque for this reason. Both placed a heavy emphasis on ornate, highly sculpted detail and ornamentation, especially in regards to architecture and sculpture. Likewise both featured artwork rooted in more realistic depictions of people. However, they were also different in several important...

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Final Project

to Louis XV of France and, although her true intent must be left to speculation, through this painting she was successful in becoming one of his many mistresses. Resting Girl, a work of oil on canvas, was painted during the Rococo Period (1715-1774). Quite indicative of Rococo, Resting Girl is more frivolous, light, and immoral than traditional Baroque’s already over-the-top style. Though Boucher shied away from using frontal nudity to illicit arousal, the eroticism of Resting Girl is still very apparent...

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