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Module 8 Notes18thcentury Rococo and Neoclassicism (Part 1)-The Rocco style originated in France, first in interior designWhy?-growing interest-Following Louis XIV’s death, nobility left Versailles and moved back to Paris, thus jumpstartinga 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, 18thcentury-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