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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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
Madame Boucher 1743 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Madame Boucher 1743
François Boucher
Louis XVI (1754-93) 1786 - Antoine-Francois Callet - www.rococo-in-art.org
Louis XVI (1754-93) 1786
Antoine-Francois Callet
A Bacchante 1799, Ivory - Jacques-Jean- Baptiste Augustin - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Bacchante 1799, Ivory
Jacques-Jean- Baptiste Augustin
L'Accordée de Village 1761 - Jean Baptiste Greuze - www.rococo-in-art.org
L'Accordée de Village 1761
Jean Baptiste Greuze
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
Bouquet of Flowers in a Sculpted Vase - Jan Frans Eliaerts - www.rococo-in-art.org
Bouquet of Flowers in a Sculpted Vase
Jan Frans Eliaerts
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
The Laundry Woman 2 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Laundry Woman 2
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin
The Nightwatchman - Thomas Rowlandson - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Nightwatchman
Thomas Rowlandson
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A "Lean Diet" with Cooking Utensils
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

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