Chapter 16 and 17 art review: Age of Reason/ Enlightenment and Revolution, reaction, andcultural responseChapter 16 Rococo art Summary:This is the time period in which the Rococo and Neoclassical styles in art and architecture came about. These two were the dominating styles in the “Age of Reason.” The Rococo style was created for and by the aristocracy in France and it was their way of holding onto their last bit of their perfect happy lives. Rococo portrayed the everyday life of the elite, and was only a style you could understand if you were a part of that particular social class. This style was very self-conscious, frivolous, colorful, had settings of airy, lightness, grace, settings were out in the countryside and in nature or in the private rooms of the elite. It was a very romantic loving kind of style and very vulgar with nudes. This art had no larger meaning and was a final attempt for the aristocracy to leave their mark on the earth as the French revolution was coming up and their class was going to end. Gainsborough: was an artists that he mentioned that didn’t have any specific art pieces he wanted us to know. He created unrealistic landscapes, just to show peaceful world. Rococo art: “The little Park” by Jean-Honore Fragonard-explain of pointless Rococo art. Image is of the inside of the villa of an aristocratic family; artificial and fake. This image has the illusion of eternity and id in contrast with the reality of the situation. This family will die off and their way of living and culture will as well.