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  ArtLex on Rococo
Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684-1721) is often referred to as the greatest of the Rococo painters, and his picture of the Embarkation for Cythera demonstrates the elegance of this style.
The Rococo is sometimes considered a final phase of the Baroque period.
It depicts a fashionably dressed lady revealing her charms to her lover, carefully positioned in a bed of roses; the lady's husband is an unwitting accomplice to this act of amorous intrigue.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/r/rococo.html   (713 words)

  
  Rococo - LoveToKnow 1911
ROCOCO, or Rocaille, literally "rock-work," a style of architectural and mobiliary decoration popular throughout the greater part of Europe during the first half of the 18th century.
The very exuberance of the rococo forms is, indeed, the negation of art, which is based upon restraint.
Everything, indeed, in the rococo manner is involved and tortured, though before a superb example of Jacques Caffieri, such as the famous commode in the Wallace Collection, it is impossible not to admire the art with which genius can treat even the defects and weaknesses of a peculiarly mannered fashion.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Rococo   (342 words)

  
 Rococo Art Reproductions, Rococo Paintings
In the mid-late 18th century, rococo was surpassed by the Neoclassical style.
The word Rococo was apparently a combination of the French rocaille, or shell, and the Italian barocco, or Baroque style.
Rococo in England was always thought of as the "French taste." The architectural stylings never caught on, though silverwork, porcelain, and silks were strongly influenced by the continental style.
www.topofart.com /movements/Rococo   (806 words)

  
 Rococo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the mid-late 18th century, rococo was largely supplanted by the Neoclassic 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 fashion; interestingly, when the term was first used in English in about 1836, it was a colloquialism meaning "old-fashioned".
The development of Rococo in England is considered to had been connected with the revival of interest in Gothic architecture early in the 18th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rococo   (2700 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Rococo Style
Rococo may be, generally speaking, compared with worldly church music.
Rococo is indeed really empty, solely a pleasing play of the fancy.
Rococo chalices (like that at the monastery of Einsiedeln which are, as one might say, decked out in choice
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 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rococo was an outgrowth of the Baroque period.
Rococo revered beauty, focusing on the delicate and the ornate, and celebrating the gratification of the senses.
Some of the better known Rococo artists were Antoine Watteau, Jean Honoré Fragonard, and Francois Boucher.
www.sanford-artedventures.com /study/g_rococo.html   (120 words)

  
 rococo - HighBeam Encyclopedia
ROCOCO [rococo], style in architecture, especially in interiors and the decorative arts, which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th cent.
The rococo vogue spread to Germany and Austria, where François de Cuvilliès was the pioneer.
Italian rococo, particularly that of Venice, was brilliantly decorative, exemplified in the paintings of Tiepolo.
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 Rococo painting
Rococo is oftenly considered the culmination of Baroque.
Unlike Baroque, Rococo is not concerned about religious matters, it is an eminent aristocratic art, an art for the upper middle class fond of a fashionable style, intimate and delicate.
Rococo is initially born and restricted to France, although later on, many of its features influce all Europe.
www.spanisharts.com /history/rococo/i_rococo.html   (382 words)

  
 Rococo - Rococo Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rococo has been born from the Baroque era, during the age of Enlightenment.
Rococo is seen both as the climax and fall of Baroque art.
The Rococo manner was a reaction against the"grand manner" of art identified with the baroque formality and rigidity of court life.
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/c17th-mid19th/rococo.htm   (661 words)

  
 Rococo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name "Rococo" is derived from the French word rocaille for rubble which was used for the assymetric shell ornaments which is so typical for the era.
As a hat would have dishevelled the wig, the tricon was often only held decoratively in one hand or under the arm, but it was not completely dispensed with.
The late rococo era is roughly equivalent to the reign of Louis XVI, i.e.
www.mauritia.de /en/rococo/index.html   (883 words)

  
 Rococo Art Style Information at Buy Art
Rococo refers to the art of the early 18 th century that came after the Baroque.
At first ‘rococo' was the term applied to a technique of stucco plaster, which was used widely in Italy and then all of Europe to decorate internal and external architecture.
In Rococo art all the mediums are combined and added to again and again in sheer love of excess; the style is rich in textures and qualities.
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The feminine look of the Rococo style suggests that the age was dominated by the taste and the social initiative of women, and, to a large extent it was.
The Rococo salon was the center of early 18th-centruy Parisian society, and Paris was the social center of Europe.
French Rococo interiors were designed as lively, total works of art in which the architecture, relief sculptures, and wall paintings were complemented by elegant furniture, enchanting small sculpture, ornamented mirror frames, delightful ceramics and silver, a few "easel" paintings, and decorative tapestry.
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It was after the death of Louis XIV in 1715 that Rococo developed more rapidly as an artistic style, since the centre of artistic taste in Paris began to move to the Salons in Hotels and elegant private houses of the aristocracy.
Rococo (derived from the French 'rocaille' or rock and 'coquille' or shell) was the term applied to a style of decoration used by artists, craftspeople and architects to add charm and elegance to a wide range of surfaces.
Rococo was not strictly an architectural style, most buildings were essentially still designed on Baroque principles (or in the case of England, a revival of Andrea Palladio's theories).
www.users.senet.com.au /~dsmith/rococo.htm   (3084 words)

  
 MUS 555/755 Rococo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rococo - more information is available from The Early Modern World, 1600-1789, Pt.
Francois Boucher (1703-70) - French Rococo painter, engraver, and designer who " best embodies the frivolity and elegant superficiality of French court life at the middle of the 18th century." This is entitled "Venus Consoling Love" (1751)
"Rococo" is a term used to describe a movement in the arts in the early 18th century.
www.music.eku.edu /faculty/nelson/mus555/rococo.html   (626 words)

  
 Rococo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rococo is a French word meaning "little rock".
Rococo appeared around 1700 to 1780, was the continuation after the Baroque period.
Rococo art often portrays scenes from classical mythology.
www.paralumun.com /artrococo.htm   (39 words)

  
 Art History at Loggia | Exploring Rococo Art and Artists
Rococo art was fashionable primarily in Europe - especially France - during the Eighteenth century.
In France, the popularity of the Rococo style (also referred to as rocaille) was inspired in part by the works of the celebrated painter Antoine Watteau.
Watteau's magnificent masterpiece The Embarkation for Cythera is a hauntingly beautiful and brilliant tribute to the ideals of the Rococo period, with its imagery of aristocratic lovers.
www.loggia.com /art/18th/rococo.html   (340 words)

  
 ROCOCO
The term Rococo was derived from the French word "rocaille", which means pebbles and refers to the stones and shells use to decorate the interiors of caves.
Hence the Rococo style was highly dominated by the feminine taste and influence.
Francois Boucher was the 18th century painter and engraver whose works are regarded as the perfect expression of French taste in the Rococo period.
www.artmovements.co.uk /rococo.htm   (346 words)

  
 Rococo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I love cafe rococo i like the food there and also i like the chefs especially Jack who makes the best jacket potatoes.
I go to Rococo frequently for an English breakfast which is one of the best in the locality.
Rococo is probably the most friendly cafe around Northfields.
www.lammas.com /food/Rococo.html   (452 words)

  
 Baroque, Rococo Prints, Posters, Barewalls.com
Our Baroque and Rococo Catalogue, featuring all our prints and posters by 17th and 18th Century Baroque artists, including Caravaggio, Van Dyck, de Hooch and Velasquez, as well as prints and posters of works by renowned Rococo artists, such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Gainsborough and Watteau.
Rococo painting drew its inspiration from the French aristocracy, incorporating mythology and romance into sensuous, graceful portraits.
Rococo painters such as Watteau, Boucher and Gainsborough offered a rose-colored peek into the private lives of Europe's elite, painting them in delicate colors and mischievous lines.
www.barewalls.com /index/baroco.html   (141 words)

  
 Mark Harden's Artchive: "Rococo"
Rococo evolved in France from, and as a reaction against, the formal and somewhat ponderous style centred on the court of Louis XIV at Versailles.
In fact, after France, the other main centres of the Rococo were Catholic parts of Southern Germany and Austria, where the churches of Neumann and Dominikus Zimmerman took Rococo decoration to breathtakingly elaborate extremes.
The Rococo style was eventually supplanted in the 1760s by the radical seriousness of the Neoclassical style.
www.artchive.com /artchive/rococo.html   (367 words)

  
 BookPage Fiction Review: Rococo
For one thing, the main character is—gasp—a man. But it turned out that writing from a male point of view was not as big of a stretch as she might have thought.
She was particularly intrigued by what it must have been like for a practicing Catholic to function smack in the middle of the sexual revolution.
Rococo takes its name from an elaborate French style of art and decorating that can be found in many churches.
www.bookpage.com /0507bp/adriana_trigiani.html   (1007 words)

  
 Rococo Period
The word “Rococo” derives from the French rocaille, “a shell.” The goal of all artists was to charm, delight and entertain.
With this period came an enormous change in the usually styles before Rococo.
Instead of the fancy or polished style of music from periods before the composers of this time adopted a less elaborate type of music and hoped that it would be simple, expressive and natural feeling.
www.nv.cc.va.us /home/jwulff/MUS103/rococo_period.htm   (281 words)

  
 FrontPage - RoCoCo
Note that this wiki is now readonly to everyone except the WikiGroup to deal with the spam raids.
RoCoCo is a non-recursive acronym, for "Rencontres sur la Collaboration, la Créativité et l'Autogestion" (Meetings on Collaboration, Creativity and SelfManagment.) As with the Recent Changes Camps in Portland, OR in 2006 and 2007, the meeting will be organised following the Open space technology that means a collaborative building of the agenda.
Wikis will stay the key topic of the meeting, but we will give space to wireless community and to people who, in general, are interested by collaboration, creativity and selfmanagement.
www.rocococamp.info   (478 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Rococo: Books: Adriana Trigiani   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She spends too much time explainig the decor of the rooms the main character B has decorated, too much about the church.
Rococo is an easy read, nothing too taxing.
Hopefully Adriana Trigliani will back on form wtih her next book, but it seems Rococo is really missing a lot of the magic that made us all fall in love with her previous books.
www.amazon.co.uk /Rococo-Adriana-Trigiani/dp/0743263677   (602 words)

  
 Rococo Software Launches Bluetooth Developer Kit for Palm OS
Rococo was a member of the JSR-82 Expert Group, which developed standards for Java and Bluetooth and is an associate member of the Bluetooth SIG.
Rococo's Impronto Simulator runs Java applications in a simulated Bluetooth environment allowing developers to test and configure applications before deploying them on Bluetooth devices.
Rococo's experienced developers also offer consulting services for creating Bluetooth applications in Java and building Java applications for small, constrained devices.
www.wirelessdevnet.com /news/2002/163/news2.html   (350 words)

  
 Rococo Perfume by Joop at Perfume Emporium
launched Rococo in 1999 as a modern woody oriental fragrance for women.
This is for a woman who loves fun, glamour and a little bit of pzazz.
04/16/04 08:54 PM My friend she loves woodsy and spicy scents,can somebody let me know if rococo is a woodsy and spicy scent, thank you.
www.perfumeemporium.com /Womens/Details.cfm?ID=5951&source=9   (210 words)

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