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 Queens Lady-in-Waiting - Jean-Michel Moreau - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Queens Lady-in-Waiting
Jean-Michel Moreau
Devonshire House, Piccadilly - Thomas Rowlandson - www.rococo-in-art.org
Devonshire House, Piccadilly
Thomas Rowlandson
A Jester - Philipe Mercier - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Jester
Philipe Mercier
L'Indifférent c. 1717 - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
L'Indifférent c. 1717
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Mount Vesuvius Erupting - Pierre-Jacques Volaire - www.rococo-in-art.org
Mount Vesuvius Erupting
Pierre-Jacques Volaire
The Toilet of Venus 1751 - François Boucher - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Toilet of Venus 1751
François Boucher
Capriccio  Ruins and Classic Buildings 1730s - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.rococo-in-art.org
Capriccio Ruins and Classic Buildings 1730s
(Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto
A Bachante, engraved and pub. by John Raphael Smith... - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Bachante, engraved and pub. by John Raphael Smith...
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Marechale Lannes, Duchesse de Montebello... - Marguerite Gerard - www.rococo-in-art.org
Portrait of Marechale Lannes, Duchesse de Montebello...
Marguerite Gerard
Brown Boy - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
Brown Boy
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Dr. Samuel Johnson 1709-84 - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
Portrait of Dr. Samuel Johnson 1709-84
Sir Joshua Reynolds
The Music Lesson 1719 - Jean-Antoine Watteau - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Music Lesson 1719
Jean-Antoine Watteau

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