Module 8 Notes - Module 8 Notes 18th century Rococo and Neoclassicism(Part 1-The Rocco style originated in France first in interior design Why-growing

Module 8 Notes - Module 8 Notes 18th century Rococo and...

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Module 8 Notes 18 th century Rococo and Neoclassicism (Part 1) -The Rocco style originated in France, first in interior design Why? -growing interest -Following Louis XIV’s death, nobility left Versailles and moved back to Paris, thus jumpstarting a new hosting venue: the home -Louis died in 1715 -Germain Boffrand - Salon de la Princesse -Paris, 1737-1740, Rococo (pebble, stones used during this period) -feminine quality to it -reflects female taste that would be influential to interior space -gilded moldings, mirrors, painting and architecture working together -Francois de Cuvillies - Hall of Mirrors -Munich, 18 th century -rooms would be filled with ornate and decorative furniture -mirrored frames and tapestry -reflected of wealth and grandiose lifestyle -Characteristics of Rococo -From French word, rocaille meaning ‘pebble’ -Rococo art focused on wealth, grandiose, excessiveness, frivolity, fluidity, and movement -begins in interior design -Antoine Watteau -most famous Rococo artists -died at age 37 - L’Indifferent
-ca. 1716, Rococo -“the indifferent one” -proper ballet -shimmering colors, beautiful clothing - Pilgrimage to Cythera -1717, Rococo -scenes of outdoor entertainment - fete galante -meaning amorous festival, invented by Watteau and refers to scenes of outdoor entertainment -land of eternal youth and love -refined, poise figures, unusual angles -soft color palate, pastel -incorporation of landscape, bountiful landscape, romantic quality to landscapes -Francois Boucher - Cupid a Captive -1754, Rococo -commissioned by head mistress of Louis XV -pyramidal composition of infants and idealized young females -light-hearted, ornamental

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