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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View of the Roman Forum, 1747 - Giovanni Paolo Panini - www.rococo-in-art.org
View of the Roman Forum, 1747
Giovanni Paolo Panini
'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
Sir Robert Walpole 1676-1745 - Jonathan Richardson - www.rococo-in-art.org
Sir Robert Walpole 1676-1745
Jonathan Richardson
The Banquet of Cleopatra 1743-44 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Banquet of Cleopatra 1743-44
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Venus And Cupid -  - www.rococo-in-art.org
Venus And Cupid
A Caricature Group 1776 - John Hamilton Mortimer - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Caricature Group 1776
John Hamilton Mortimer
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
The Spoiled Child  1765 - Jean Baptiste Greuze - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Spoiled Child 1765
Jean Baptiste Greuze
Bacchanal 1747 - Charles Joseph Natoire - www.rococo-in-art.org
Bacchanal 1747
Charles Joseph Natoire
The Nativity with God the Father and the Holy Ghost... - Giovanni Battista Pittoni the younger - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Nativity with God the Father and the Holy Ghost...
Giovanni Battista Pittoni the younger

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