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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Romantic garden scene - Hubert Robert - www.rococo-in-art.org
Romantic garden scene
Hubert Robert
View of the Roman Forum, 1747 - Giovanni Paolo Panini - www.rococo-in-art.org
View of the Roman Forum, 1747
Giovanni Paolo Panini
Match to Powerkeg (Le feu aux poudres) 1763-64 - Jean-Honore Fragonard - www.rococo-in-art.org
Match to Powerkeg (Le feu aux poudres) 1763-64
Jean-Honore Fragonard
The Indifferent Man 1717 - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Indifferent Man 1717
Jean-Antoine Watteau
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
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
A British Gun Brig chasing a French Chasse Maree - Charles Martin Powell - www.rococo-in-art.org
A British Gun Brig chasing a French Chasse Maree
Charles Martin Powell
Diana and Actaeon 1785 - Martin Johann Schmidt - www.rococo-in-art.org
Diana and Actaeon 1785
Martin Johann Schmidt
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
The Spoiled Child  1765 - Jean Baptiste Greuze - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Spoiled Child 1765
Jean Baptiste Greuze
L'Indifférent c. 1717 - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
L'Indifférent c. 1717
Jean-Antoine Watteau
The Doctor is so severely bruised that cupping is judged... - Thomas Rowlandson - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Doctor is so severely bruised that cupping is judged...
Thomas Rowlandson

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