ROCOCO ART

ROCOCO

Period: 1st half of 18th century.

Place of creation: France

Main characteristics: aristocratic, frivolous style

A) DECORATION

  • Delicate shapes
  • Undulating lines
  • Profussion of decoration
  • Palaces of La Granja in Segovia and the Royal Palace of Madrid have this type of decoration.

B) PAINTING :

CONVENTIONS

  • Sweetness, playfulness
  • Frivolous, witty, “gossipy”
  • Light, elaborate, decorative
  • Soft and pale pastels
  • Ornate and fussy details
  • Complex compositions

THEMES:

  • Fantasy and Wistful Nostalgia
  • Love, Romance, & Eroticism
  • Domestic & Family Life
  • Love of the Exotic

Main painters are French and British. Fragonard with the Swing and William Hogarth with the Marriage a la mode are the most important representatives. Paret followed this style in Spain.

HOGARTH

B)HONORÉ  FRAGONARD

LUIS PARET

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