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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Naiads and Triton ~1763 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Naiads and Triton ~1763
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
The Laundry Woman 2 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Laundry Woman 2
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin
Morning Coffee - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Morning Coffee
François Boucher
Romantic garden scene - Hubert Robert - www.rococo-in-art.org
Romantic garden scene
Hubert Robert
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
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
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
Psyche And Her Two Sisters - Jean-Honore Fragonard - www.rococo-in-art.org
Psyche And Her Two Sisters
Jean-Honore Fragonard
Young Woman in a White Hat  1780 - Jean Baptiste Greuze - www.rococo-in-art.org
Young Woman in a White Hat 1780
Jean Baptiste Greuze
A Masquerade Ball - Charles Joseph Natoire - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Masquerade Ball
Charles Joseph Natoire
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

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