15-Rococo

15-Rococo - BAROQUE ROCOCO Salon de la Guerre(Versailles Salon de la Princesse(Htel de Soubise Gaulli(Il Ges Tiepolo(Kaisersaal Rubens Watteau and

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BAROQUE ROCOCO Salon de la Guerre Salon de la Princesse (Versailles) (Hôtel de Soubise) Gaulli (Il Gesù) Tiepolo (Kaisersaal) Rubens Watteau and Boucher Bernini Clodion
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY • The “Enlightenment” or Age of Reason, of rational thought and questioning of old beliefs • The Industrial Revolution • Political Revolutions: American Revolution, 1776 French Revolution, 1789
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• The word Rococo probably derives from the French word rocaille (pronounced “ro-kye ”), a type of ornament employing rock, pebbles, and shells in garden decoration. • It was a “made-up” word, invented toward the end of the 18th century. Meant to sound rather silly, it was originally used as an insulting term for the art of the ancien régime —the recently overthrown French monarchy. ROCOCO
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Salon de la Guerre (War Room), Versailles, begun 1678 Germain Boffrand, Salon de la Princesse (Room of the Princess), Hôtel de Soubise, Paris, 1732 BAROQUE ROCOCO
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Ceiling of the Salon de la Guerre Ceiling of the Salon de la Princesse BAROQUE ROCOCO
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course ART 1441 taught by Professor Zucker,m. during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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15-Rococo - BAROQUE ROCOCO Salon de la Guerre(Versailles Salon de la Princesse(Htel de Soubise Gaulli(Il Ges Tiepolo(Kaisersaal Rubens Watteau and

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