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Rococo Art

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will consider a few examples of Rococo art.

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Notes on "Rococo Art"

Terms to Know

Fête galante

A type of painting that developed during the Rococo period that depicts a party or other lighthearted scene taking place outdoors.

Grand Manner Portraits

A style of portraiture that elevates the person depicted through references to classical and Renaissance art.

Satire

The use of sarcasm, ridicule emphasizing weakness more than the weak person, denouncing vice and folly and implying moral judgment.

 

Citations:

Image of Antoine Watteau, Pilgrimage to Cythera, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:L%27Embarquement_pour_Cythere,_by_Antoine_Watteau,_from_C2RMF_retouched.jpg; Image of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fragonard,_The_Swing.jpg; Image of François Boucher, The Toilet of Venus, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Toilet_of_Venus,_by_Fran%C3%A7ois_Boucher.jpg; Image of Thomas Gainsborough, Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Gainsborough_014.jpg; Image of Thomas Gainsborough, Mrs. Sarah Siddons, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Gainsborough_015.jpg; Image of Élisabeth Vigée-Le-Brun, Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MA-Lebrun.jpg;

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Fete Galante

    A type of painting that developed during the Rococo period that depicts a party or other lighthearted scene taking place outdoors.

  • Satire

    The use of sarcasm, ridicule emphasizing weakness more than the weak person, denouncing vice and folly and implying moral judgment.

  • Grand Manner Portraits

    A style of portraiture that elevates the person depicted through references to classical and Renaissance art.