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.

 First Prev   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Next Last 
Page 6 of 92   Paintings: 1100
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
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 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
Hercules and Omphale 1735 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Hercules and Omphale 1735
François Boucher
Morning Coffee - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Morning Coffee
François Boucher
Louis XVI (1754-93) - Antoine-Francois Callet - www.rococo-in-art.org
Louis XVI (1754-93)
Antoine-Francois Callet
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
Nude on a Sofa (or Reclining Girl) - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Nude on a Sofa (or Reclining Girl)
François Boucher
Marie-Therese de Savoie-Carignan (1749-92) Princess... - Antoine-Francois Callet - www.rococo-in-art.org
Marie-Therese de Savoie-Carignan (1749-92) Princess...
Antoine-Francois Callet
Bacchanal 1747 - Charles Joseph Natoire - www.rococo-in-art.org
Bacchanal 1747
Charles Joseph Natoire
Diana and Actaeon 1785 - Martin Johann Schmidt - www.rococo-in-art.org
Diana and Actaeon 1785
Martin Johann Schmidt

 First Prev   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Next Last 
Page 6 of 92   Paintings: 1100