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Rococo Art

Rococo Art

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will consider a few examples of Rococo art.
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Notes on "Rococo Art"

Key Terms

Fête galante

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


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

Image credits

Watteau Return from Cythera; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:L%27Embarquement_pour_Cythere,_by_Antoine_Watteau,_from_C2RMF_retouched.jpg, The Swing; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fragonard_-_swing.jpg, Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Gainsborough_014.jpg, Mrs. Sarah Siddons; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Gainsborough_015.jpg, The Toilet of Venus; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Toilet_of_Venus,_by_Fran%C3%A7ois_Boucher.jpg, Self-Portrait with Daughter Julie, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%C3%89lisabeth-Louise_Vig%C3%A9e-Le_Brun_-_Madame_Vig%C3%A9e-Le_Brun_et_sa_fille_(1786).JPG, Portrait of Marie Antoinette; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MA-Lebrun.jpg, Hogarth Marriage a la Mode, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HogarthMarriage.jpg