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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Group Portrait of the Colmore Family - Johann Zoffany - www.rococo-in-art.org
Group Portrait of the Colmore Family
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
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
A Little Tighter, pub. by S.W. Fores, 1791 - Thomas Rowlandson - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Little Tighter, pub. by S.W. Fores, 1791
Thomas Rowlandson
The Rape of Europa (detail) 1740-50 - Francesco Zuccarelli - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Rape of Europa (detail) 1740-50
Francesco Zuccarelli
A Lady with a Dog - Jean-Frederic Schall - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Lady with a Dog
Jean-Frederic Schall
Diana Resting after her Bath (detail) 1742 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
Diana Resting after her Bath (detail) 1742
François Boucher
The Queens Theatre from the Rotunda, Stowe House, Bucks... - Jacques Rigaud - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Queens Theatre from the Rotunda, Stowe House, Bucks...
Jacques Rigaud
L'Accordée de Village 1761 - Jean Baptiste Greuze - www.rococo-in-art.org
L'Accordée de Village 1761
Jean Baptiste Greuze
Classical Figure - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.rococo-in-art.org
Classical Figure
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin
The Nightwatchman - Thomas Rowlandson - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Nightwatchman
Thomas Rowlandson
Countess Fuchs Governess of Maria Theresa Empress of... - Martin II Mytens or Meytens - www.rococo-in-art.org
Countess Fuchs Governess of Maria Theresa Empress of...
Martin II Mytens or Meytens

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