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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Dancer with a Feather Hat - Jean-Frederic Schall - www.rococo-in-art.org
Dancer with a Feather Hat
Jean-Frederic Schall
'La gamme d'amour' (The Love Song) c. 1717 - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
'La gamme d'amour' (The Love Song) c. 1717
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Death on a Pale Horse 1775 - John Hamilton Mortimer - www.rococo-in-art.org
Death on a Pale Horse 1775
John Hamilton Mortimer
Sacrilegious Robbery (Furto sacrilego) - Alessandro Magnasco - www.rococo-in-art.org
Sacrilegious Robbery (Furto sacrilego)
Alessandro Magnasco
The Minuet or Carnival Scene - Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Minuet or Carnival Scene
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Girl Reclining (Louise O'Murphy) 1751 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Girl Reclining (Louise O'Murphy) 1751
François Boucher
Vauxhall Gardens from Ackermanns Microcosm of London... - Thomas Rowlandson - www.rococo-in-art.org
Vauxhall Gardens from Ackermanns Microcosm of London...
Thomas Rowlandson
The Waltz - A. Zoffoli - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Waltz
A. Zoffoli
La Pêche chinoise 1742 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
La Pêche chinoise 1742
François Boucher
Dancer with a Bouquet - Jean-Frederic Schall - www.rococo-in-art.org
Dancer with a Bouquet
Jean-Frederic Schall
Sir Robert Walpole 1676-1745 - Jonathan Richardson - www.rococo-in-art.org
Sir Robert Walpole 1676-1745
Jonathan Richardson
A Bachante, engraved and pub. by John Raphael Smith... - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Bachante, engraved and pub. by John Raphael Smith...
Sir Joshua Reynolds

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