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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Venus And Cupid -  - www.rococo-in-art.org
Venus And Cupid
Girl Reclining (Louise O'Murphy) 1751 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Girl Reclining (Louise O'Murphy) 1751
François Boucher
Elegant Company Preparing for a Masked Ball 1770s - Luis Paret Y Alcazar - www.rococo-in-art.org
Elegant Company Preparing for a Masked Ball 1770s
Luis Paret Y Alcazar
The Macdonald Boys Sir Alexander Macdonald 1745-95... - William Mosman - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Macdonald Boys Sir Alexander Macdonald 1745-95...
William Mosman
Louis XVI (1754-93) - Antoine-Francois Callet - www.rococo-in-art.org
Louis XVI (1754-93)
Antoine-Francois Callet
La Pêche chinoise 1742 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
La Pêche chinoise 1742
François Boucher
Sir Robert Walpole 1676-1745 - Jonathan Richardson - www.rococo-in-art.org
Sir Robert Walpole 1676-1745
Jonathan Richardson
The Wedding of Frederick Barbarossa c.1123-1190 to... - Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Wedding of Frederick Barbarossa c.1123-1190 to...
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Apotheosis of a Hungarian Saint 1773 - Franz Anton Maulbertsch - www.rococo-in-art.org
Apotheosis of a Hungarian Saint 1773
Franz Anton Maulbertsch
A Caricature Group 1776 - John Hamilton Mortimer - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Caricature Group 1776
John Hamilton Mortimer
Bacchanal 1747 - Charles Joseph Natoire - www.rococo-in-art.org
Bacchanal 1747
Charles Joseph Natoire
Archduchess Maria Christine Habsburg-Lothringen (1742... - Johann Zoffany - www.rococo-in-art.org
Archduchess Maria Christine Habsburg-Lothringen (1742...
Johann Zoffany

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