Rococo Research Presentation - Rococo(1730-1765 Loisse Ledres Rococo probably originated from French word rocaille(form of colorful and irregular

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Rococo (1730-1765) Loisse Ledres
“Rococo” probably originated from French word rocaille (form of colorful and irregular rockwork used to embellish grottoes and fountains) coquillage (shell motifs that accompanied the rocaille) OR barocco (meaning misshapen, malformed, irregular) Term not used during but after in 1830s, expressed for fashion, painting, architecture, and more
Juste-Aurele Meissonnier lead the way with his nature based designs and published them which spread and influenced Europe heavily.
Juste-Aurele Meissonnier ’s title page for his oeuvre portrays the rococo style very well with its heavy ornamentation and curvy forms
Ideal circumstances in France under the rule of King Louis XV as the country was its most powerful in Europe decades of internal peace and prosperity, arts were supported which was a legacy of King Louis XIV’s nation state structure international prestige attracted foreign talent Rococo’s popularity results from rich bourgeoisie and their “means of flattering themselves and emphasizing their own imperialist claims, in the hope of achieving the awe and respect of the populace supposedly enjoyed by the former regime” = bragging contest Context

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