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Rococo(1730-1765)Loisse Ledres
“Rococo”probably originated from French wordrocaille(form of colorful and irregular rockwork used to embellishgrottoes and fountains)coquillage(shell motifs that accompanied the rocaille)ORbarocco(meaning misshapen, malformed, irregular)Term not used during but after in 1830s,expressed for fashion, painting, architecture, and more
Juste-Aurele Meissonnierlead the way with hisnature based designs and published them whichspread and influenced Europe heavily.
Juste-Aurele Meissonnier’s title page for his oeuvreportrays the rococo style very well with its heavyornamentation and curvy forms
Ideal circumstances in France under the rule of KingLouis XV as the country was its mostpowerful in Europedecades of internal peace and prosperity,arts were supported which was a legacy ofKing Louis XIV’s nation state structureinternational prestige attracted foreign talentRococo’s popularity results from rich bourgeoisie and their“means of flattering themselves and emphasizing their ownimperialist claims, in the hope of achieving the awe and respectof the populace supposedly enjoyed by the former regime”= bragging contestContext

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Term
Spring
Professor
CHRISTOPHERD.RITCHIE
Tags
History, Marie Antoinette, Typography, Context, History of painting, Louis XIV of France, Louis XVI of France, Sarah D Rococo

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