A florid style of ornamentation which prevailed in Europe in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo; florid; fantastic.
French for, "rock work", a late Baroque style used in interior decoration and painting normally playful, pretty, romantic and visually loose or soft and employing small scale and ornate decoration, pastel colours and asymmetrical arrangement of curves in panelling, porcelain, and gold and silver objects. Popular in France and southern Germany in the 18th century after being developed during the reign of Lois XV in France.
From the French rocaille meaning "rock work." It was a late Baroque (c. 1715-1775) style used in interior decoration and painting. The style was characteristically light hearted, pretty, and morally and visually loose, based on the use of pastel colours and the asymmetrical arrangement of curves. Rococo existed primarily in France and southern Germany.
From the French rocaille meaning "rock work." This late Baroque (c. 1715-1775) style used in interior decoration and painting was characteristically playful, pretty, romantic, and visually loose or soft; it used small scale and ornate decoration, pastel colors, and asymmetrical arrangement of curves. Rococo was popular in France and southern Germany in the 18th century.
European decorative style, a development of baroque, in the 1730s. Rococo is characterised by curving, asymmetrical motifs based on rock, shell, floral, leaf and other natural shapes. Chinese and Indian motifs are also common. Delicate carving emphasises the curving lines of furniture, and frames are swirling and elegant. The name 'Rococo' is derived from the French words rocaille (rockwork) and coquillage (shellwork). The style reached its peak in Britain c. 1740s and 50s, and was revived again in Britain and the USA in the early to mid-19thC.
The decorative style which found its fullest flowering in France between 1720 and 1760, characterized by asymmetrical forms, "C" and "S" scrolls, and the rockwork inspired by Chinese gardening. More diluted forms of the style traveled to other parts of Europe. The style was revived during the early 19th century.
A style of European interior design (1715 - 1740) originating with the death of Louis 14th. Typified by gaiety and comfort, C scrolls, counter curves and asymmetrical arrangements. It produced some spectacularly beautiful ornate churches, especially in Germany and Austria, and featured artists such as Hogarth, Guardi and Goya.
artistic style of the early eighteenth century characterized by energy, lightness, delicacy, playfulness, and self-conscious artificiality; it was replaced by a more stern neoclassicism.
Style is most characterized by an absolute abhorrence of straight lines. Rocaille, scallops, c-scrolls and delicate foliage reign
Style characterized by the elegant and delicate, the "feminine". The fashion world calls the 18th century the Age of Rococo ( Barton, 301). Spatterdashes- Closely fitting gaiters, designed to protect against mud. First worn by civilian and military men, bu then they went out of fashion. But they were retained by agricultural workers. (Barfoot 64)
Style of art and architecture from France, c. 1700. Rococo typically used asymmetry, curves, scrolls and naturalistic motifs such as shells and plants to depict scenes full of grace, gaiety and lightness.
A light and graceful decorative style, popular in the reign of Louis XV, featuring scrolls, shells and z-ocaille or rock-work.
A style of art (1700's) following the Baroque, which featured decorative and elegant themes and style.
A very flowery decoative style of French origin.
Term used to describe the style in art during the reign of Louis XV of France (1715-74) and by extension to gracefully ornamented music, notably that of François Couperin.
A style of European design originating in France during the early 1700s featuring furniture made of rich woods with elaborate scrollwork and curved forms. It's considered a more refined version of the coarse and heavy baroque style.
Artistic movement of France during the end of the reign on Louis XIV and took hold during the reign of Louis XV. This style was mostly adapted to interiors. Paintings in the rococo style dominated glossy colors and mellow tones, representing mischievous and frivolous themes. The style preferred rare and precious materials including Chinese lacquer and porcelain. Rococo is a fragile, pastel and dainty version of the baroque style.
having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation; "an exquisite gilded rococo mirror"
the last, less colorful but more figurative, phase of the Baroque period, from about 1735-1770; see periods.
A highly elaborate form of decoration and architecture dating from the early 18th century in France.
An eighteenth-century European style, originating in France. In reaction to the grandeur and massiveness of the baroque, rococo employed refined, elegant, highly decorative forms. Fragonard worked in this style.
Period in French design originating in the 18th century after Baroque. It was asymmetrical and tended to be over-ornamented. Name is derived from the French words rocaille and coquille, rock and shell, which are prominent motifs in this decoration.
The 18th century style that is characterized by fanciful curved forms and ornament that are usually excessively ornate or intricate. The shell was a favorite motif.
Style of 18th-century European furniture made of rich woods with elaborate scrollwork and curved forms. Its origins are from the Régence style of France, and its influence was widespread. It is considered a daintier, more refined version of earlier Baroque style.
(English) A style of artistic production that flourished in Europe in the first half of the 18th century. Often linked to the regency and court of Louis XV in France, the term now evokes a style that featured pale colors, asymmetric and curving forms, dainty figures, and fantastic, hybrid compositions in painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts.
A style of art popular in Europe in the first three quarters of the 18th century, Rococo architecture and furnishings emphasized ornate but small-scale decoration, curvilinear forms, and pastel colors. Rococo painting has a playful, light-hearted romantic quality and often pictures the aristocracy at leisure.
A word used to describe an elaborate, fantastic style of decoration fashionable in 18th century France, and popular in England in the mid-18th century. Motifs included flowers, leaves, shells, scrolls and florid curves, such as those on the decorative friezes of console and pier tables, mirrors, etc.
a style noted for ornate, and asymmetrical designs - interpretations of shells and dripping water used in the Louis XIV and XV periods.
An 18th Century European style noted for ornate and asymmetrical decoration based on natural forms including flowers, fruit, leaves, shells, and rocks (rocaille) from which its name is derived. Associated with Louis XV.
the latest (18th-century) phase of Baroque, especially in Northern Europe, in which effects of elegance and vivacity are obtained by the use of a decorative repertory further removed from antique architectural forms than the earlier phases and often asymmetrically disposed.
( Rococo): adj. [French; Old French] 1. Of or relating to an artistic style, immediately following the Baroque, originating in 18th century France and marked by fanciful asymetric ornamentation. 2. Very elaborate; ornate.
A style of ornamentation evolving from the baroque in early 18th-century France distinguished by refined use of scrollwork, seashells, foliage and so on. Rococo-style cartouches are often found on maps of the 18th- century.
From French, 'rocaille' and 'barocco'. Very elaborate European design style, originating in early 18th century France. A style characterized by its curved forms, slender proportions, asymetry and pastel colors.
a style of light, fluffy art in 18th-century France characterized by frivolous spatial forms, flowing lines, and ornament. Rococo art is aristocratic, pleasure art: it is not deep, political, or critical of society.
decorative style that evolved in the early 18th century partly as a reaction to the Baroque; featured asymmetrical ornament and flamboyant scrollwork. See Style Guide.
style of art popular before the baroque style, named for ornate shell- and scroll-work, and characterized by excessively florid or ornate decoration. examples
Style of architecture and decoration in 18th century Europe characterised by elaborate sometimes asymmetrical curved forms and shell motifs.
A very elaborate style of European furniture design originating in France during the early 1700's.
A style of architecture and decoration originating in France around 1720, evolved from Baroque types and distinguished by its elegant refinement in using different materials ( stucco, metal, wood, mirrors, tapestries) for a delicate overall effect and by its ornament of shellwork, foliage, etc.
A term derived from the French rocaille meaning rockwork, this extravagant architectural and decorative style developed in France in the early C18th, spreading to and being developed all over Europe. It was principally a reaction against, and was born out of, the heaviness and seriousness of Baroque. Principally used in interior decoration, its influence spilled over into furniture design. In essence it was frivolous, light and asymmetrical, its principal motifs being Chinese and Indian motifs, and delicate curvaceous shapes.
A fanciful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
Style of the European furniture 18th-century done of rich wood with scrollwork elaborated and the curved forms. Their origins are of the style of RÃ©gence of France, and its influence was extensive. A more delicate version is considered one more, refined of previous the baroque style.
A style of art, especially architecture and decorative art, that originated in France in the early 18th century and is marked by elaborate ornamentation, as with a profusion of scrolls, foliage, and animal forms.
Pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings and decoration originating in France about 1720. It evolved from Baroque types and is distinguished by its elegant refinement in using different materials for a delicate overall effect and by its ornament of shell work, foliage, etc. From the French word ' rocaille'.
A reaction to the pompous heaviness of the Baroque period, this style is characterized by light airiness, elegance of design and delicate sense of intimate scale. Asymmetrical treatment of S-scrolls and naturalistic elements such as shells and plants are typical. The courts of Louis XV of France and the German princes were the leading proponents of this style from circa 1730-1765.
This eighteenth-century style is highly decorative and ornamental. Popular in France, the palette was often pastel and the subjects were playful and erotic.
An 18th Century European style of elaborate decoration based on natural forms including flowers, fruit, leaves, shells, and rocks (rocaille) from which its name is derived. Mass forms of these motifs are imaginative and asymmetrical.
Stylized decoration characterized primarily by elaborate and profuse ornamentation imitating foliage, shellwork, scrolls, etc.
A style originating in France c. 1720, developed out of Baroque types, and characterized by its ornamentation of shellwork, foliage, etc., and its refined use of different materials, such as stucco, metal, or wood for a delicate effect.
The Rococo style of art emerged in France in the early 18th century as a continuation of the Baroque style. In contrast to the heavier themes and darker colors of the Baroque, the Rococo style was characterized by an opulence, grace, playfulness, and lightness. Rococo motifs focused on the carefree aristocratic life and on lighthearted romance rather than heroic battles or religious figures; they also revolve heavily around nature and exterior settings.