18th Century in France Notes - 18th Century in France Rocaille\/Rococo fanciful sex decorative art feminine short-lived style of art came as an

18th Century in France Notes - 18th Century in France...

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18 th Century in France Rocaille/Rococo – fanciful, sex, decorative art, feminine, short-lived style of art, came as an opposition of courtly art before, began from architectures Artists from first ½ of 18 th (?!) Germain Boffrand. Salon De la Princesse, Hotel De Soubise . Begun 1732. Redesigned townhouses Especially concentrated … (?!) Bronze guild designs Over the top decorative furniture Suggest wealth Walls with panel windows Oval room, echoed by oval room shape Francois Boucher. Diana Resting After Her Bath . 1742. Very sensual arts Rococo subject matters demand …….. (!!!) Paint strokes are more feathery Mythological scenes figure Gods Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, warm flesh tone, pastel S-shaped figures Francois Boucher. Portrait of Madame de Pompadour . 1750. King Louis XVI’s mistress Art patron helped financing the Encyclopia – Enlightenment period: more individual rights All-around-art person, intellectual, learnt from … (?!) Reclining Venus Feast for the eye: the more you look the more you see Roses are flowers of Venus Rococo style almost always associates with women as the subject Drapery all over the place (dress) She was a powerful woman. People her time feared that she would make the king feminine. 1790s, rococo was considered as over-the-top, luxurious, representing monarchy =? A symbol of corruption as the monarchy was viewed as corrupted When Napoleon came in power, new style: neoclassicism Age of Reason: leaders of Enlightenment had faith in life … (?!). All mean was created

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