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18thCentury in FranceRocaille/Rococo– fanciful, sex, decorative art, feminine, short-lived style of art, came as anopposition of courtly art before, began from architecturesArtists from first ½ of 18th(?!)Germain Boffrand.Salon De la Princesse, Hotel De Soubise. Begun 1732.Redesigned townhousesEspecially concentrated … (?!)Bronze guild designsOver the top decorative furnitureSuggest wealthWalls with panel windowsOval room, echoed by oval room shapeFrancois Boucher.Diana Resting After Her Bath. 1742.Very sensual artsRococo subject matters demand…….. (!!!)Paint strokes are more featheryMythological scenes figure GodsDiana, Goddess of the Hunt, warm flesh tone, pastelS-shaped figuresFrancois Boucher.Portrait of Madame de Pompadour. 1750.King Louis XVI’s mistressArt patron helped financing the Encyclopia – Enlightenment period: more individualrightsAll-around-art person, intellectual, learnt from … (?!)Reclining VenusFeast for the eye: the more you look the more you seeRoses are flowers of VenusRococo style almost always associates with women as the subjectDrapery all over the place (dress)She was a powerful woman. People her time feared that she would make the kingfeminine.1790s, rococo was considered as over-the-top, luxurious, representing monarchy =? Asymbol of corruption as the monarchy was viewed as corruptedWhen Napoleon came in power, new style: neoclassicism

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Term
Spring
Professor
SamanthaBaskind
Tags
French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Louis XVI of France, Jacques Louis David, Rococo subject matters

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