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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Bacchanal 1747 - Charles Joseph Natoire - www.rococo-in-art.org
Bacchanal 1747
Charles Joseph Natoire
L'Indifférent c. 1717 - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
L'Indifférent c. 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
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
7th Lord Lauderdale, 1759 - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
7th Lord Lauderdale, 1759
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Jesus Healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda... - Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - www.rococo-in-art.org
Jesus Healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda...
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Group Portrait of the Colmore Family - Johann Zoffany - www.rococo-in-art.org
Group Portrait of the Colmore Family
Johann Zoffany
Apotheosis of a Hungarian Saint 1773 - Franz Anton Maulbertsch - www.rococo-in-art.org
Apotheosis of a Hungarian Saint 1773
Franz Anton Maulbertsch
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
A Lady with a Dog - Jean-Frederic Schall - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Lady with a Dog
Jean-Frederic Schall
Brown Odalisque (L'Odalisque Brune) 1745 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Brown Odalisque (L'Odalisque Brune) 1745
François Boucher
Captain John Foote of the Hon. East India Company,... - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
Captain John Foote of the Hon. East India Company,...
Sir Joshua Reynolds

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