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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Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen  1773 - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen 1773
Sir Joshua Reynolds
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
Moonlit Scene of Indian Figures and Elephants among... - Johann Zoffany - www.rococo-in-art.org
Moonlit Scene of Indian Figures and Elephants among...
Johann Zoffany
A Caricature Group 1776 - John Hamilton Mortimer - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Caricature Group 1776
John Hamilton Mortimer
View of the Roman Forum, 1747 - Giovanni Paolo Panini - www.rococo-in-art.org
View of the Roman Forum, 1747
Giovanni Paolo Panini
Mercury, Herse and Aglauros, 1763 - Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre - www.rococo-in-art.org
Mercury, Herse and Aglauros, 1763
Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre
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 basket of grapes and apple - Jan van Os - www.rococo-in-art.org
A basket of grapes and apple
Jan van Os
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 Spoiled Child  1765 - Jean Baptiste Greuze - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Spoiled Child 1765
Jean Baptiste Greuze
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

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