Rococo (less commonly roccoco) is a style of 18th century French art and interior design. Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. It was largely supplanted by the Neoclassic style.

The word Rococo is seen as a combination of the French rocaille, or stone garden (referring to arranging stones in natural forms like shells), and the Italian barocco, or Baroque style. Due to Rococo love of shell-like curves and focus on decorative arts, some critics used the term to derogatively imply that the style was frivolous or merely modish; when the term was first used in English in about 1836, it was a colloquialism meaning "old-fashioned". However, since the mid 19th century, the term has been accepted by art historians. While there is still some debate about the historical significance of the style to art in general, Rococo is now widely recognized as a major period in the development of European art.

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Rome   Ruins Of The Forum Looking Towards The Capitol - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.rococo-in-art.org
Rome Ruins Of The Forum Looking Towards The Capitol
(Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto
La Bievre 1768 - Hubert Robert - www.rococo-in-art.org
La Bievre 1768
Hubert Robert
Shepherd and Shepherdess Reposing, 1761 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Shepherd and Shepherdess Reposing, 1761
François Boucher
Marie Antoinette (1755-93) after Vigee-Lebrun - Louise Campbell Clay - www.rococo-in-art.org
Marie Antoinette (1755-93) after Vigee-Lebrun
Louise Campbell Clay
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, with Lady Elizabeth... - Jean-Urbain Guerin - www.rococo-in-art.org
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, with Lady Elizabeth...
Jean-Urbain Guerin
Master Hare 1788-89 - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
Master Hare 1788-89
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Dancer with a Rose Decolletage - Jean-Frederic Schall - www.rococo-in-art.org
Dancer with a Rose Decolletage
Jean-Frederic Schall
Jack Tar Admiring the Fairer Sex - Thomas Rowlandson - www.rococo-in-art.org
Jack Tar Admiring the Fairer Sex
Thomas Rowlandson
The Sideboard, 1728 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Sideboard, 1728
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin
Kneeling Male Nude - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
Kneeling Male Nude
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Architectural Capriccio with temple and obelisk, 1798 - Hubert Robert - www.rococo-in-art.org
Architectural Capriccio with temple and obelisk, 1798
Hubert Robert
Alexander Pope and his dog, Bounce, c.1718 - Jonathan Richardson - www.rococo-in-art.org
Alexander Pope and his dog, Bounce, c.1718
Jonathan Richardson

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