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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A Sculpted Stone Vase with Roses, Auricula, Poppies... - Jacobes Vonck - www.rococo-in-art.org
A Sculpted Stone Vase with Roses, Auricula, Poppies...
Jacobes Vonck
London Greenwich Hospital From The North Bank Of The... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.rococo-in-art.org
London Greenwich Hospital From The North Bank Of The...
(Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto
Portrait Of George Townshend  Lord Ferrers (1755  ... - Sir Joshua Reynolds - www.rococo-in-art.org
Portrait Of George Townshend Lord Ferrers (1755 ...
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Sea Horses, figures by J. Heath, engraved by E. Scott... - John Webber - www.rococo-in-art.org
Sea Horses, figures by J. Heath, engraved by E. Scott...
John Webber
The Molo With The Library And The Entrance To The Grand... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.rococo-in-art.org
The Molo With The Library And The Entrance To The Grand...
(Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto
Self-Portrait - Antonio Gonzalez Velazquez - www.rococo-in-art.org
Self-Portrait
Antonio Gonzalez Velazquez
Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, above the... - Bernardo Bellotto (Canaletto) - www.rococo-in-art.org
Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, above the...
Bernardo Bellotto (Canaletto)
New Market Square in Dresden from the Jüdenhof 1749... - Bernardo Bellotto (Canaletto) - www.rococo-in-art.org
New Market Square in Dresden from the Jüdenhof 1749...
Bernardo Bellotto (Canaletto)

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