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Rococo Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will explore the architecture of French Rococo.

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Tutorial

This lesson discusses the characteristics of Rococo architecture, looking specifically at the Salon de la Princesse in the Hôtel de Soubise in Paris.

Notes on "Rococo Architecture"

 

Terms to Know

Rococo

Also called “late Baroque”, an artistic style characterized by playful themes and creamy-pastel colors, asymmetry, curves and gilded stucco decorations in floral shapes.

Hôtel

An apartment for members of the French nobility.

 

Citations:

Image of Germain Boffrand, Salon de la Princesse, Hôtel Soubise, Paris, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salon_de_la_princesse_hotel_de_soubise.jpg;

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Rococo

    Also called "late Baroque", an artistic style characterized by playful themes and creamy-pastel colors, asymmetry, curves and gilded stucco decorations in floral shapes.

  • Hôtel

    An apartment for members of the French nobility.