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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Mercury, Herse and Aglauros, 1763 - Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre - www.rococo-in-art.org
Mercury, Herse and Aglauros, 1763
Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre
Diana and Actaeon 1785 - Martin Johann Schmidt - www.rococo-in-art.org
Diana and Actaeon 1785
Martin Johann Schmidt
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
The Indifferent Man 1717 - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Indifferent Man 1717
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Archduchess Maria Christine Habsburg-Lothringen (1742... - Johann Zoffany - www.rococo-in-art.org
Archduchess Maria Christine Habsburg-Lothringen (1742...
Johann Zoffany
Hercules and Omphale 1735 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Hercules and Omphale 1735
François Boucher
Archduchess Maria Elisabeth Habsburg-Lothringen 1743... - Martin II Mytens or Meytens - www.rococo-in-art.org
Archduchess Maria Elisabeth Habsburg-Lothringen 1743...
Martin II Mytens or Meytens
Nude on a Sofa (or Reclining Girl) - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Nude on a Sofa (or Reclining Girl)
François Boucher
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
Romantic garden scene - Hubert Robert - www.rococo-in-art.org
Romantic garden scene
Hubert Robert
Madame Boucher 1743 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Madame Boucher 1743
François Boucher

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