rococo art

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rococo art

(c 1735–65) A mainly French style, rococo is characterized by elaborate and superficial decoration. Elegance was the keynote and the style mirrored the extravagance and brilliance of court life.
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Martin Luther translated the Bible into the vernacular and thus gave modern Germany its language; Lucas Cranach chronicled the reforming church in works of art; Johann Sebastian Bach set the Reformation Gospel to musical score; the so-called Catholic Counter-Reformation created the beauty of baroque and rococo art in all its forms and invited poor peasant farmers into richly ornate sanctuaries where they could worship like royalty.
The Palace incorporated European aesthetic elements such as stained glass and rococo art, and architects from France, Italy and Belgium were brought in for construction.
Censured by factions within the Academie in France, Rubens nevertheless shaped much of the rococo art that appealed to the pleasure-seeking urban and aristocratic elites, influencing the fetes galantes of Jean-Antoine Watteau, the eroticism of Francois Boucher, and the hedonistic fantasies of Jean-Honore Fragonard, for example.
The collection includes a section of 18th century works, of Baroque and Rococo art. Another section includes impressionists and post impressionists, all chosen by Anastasios Leventis.
The collection includes a section of 18thcentury works, of Baroque and Rococo art. Another section includes impressionists and post impressionists, all chosen by Anastasios Leventis.
William Park, professor emeritus at Sarah Lawrence College and holding degrees in English literature from Princeton and Columbia, has written on a wide variety of subjects, including English and American poetry, rococo art, and cinema criticism.
Such responses stem from Neoclassical criticisms of nonclassical art: Similar charges were leveled against Baroque and Rococo art. Johann Joachim Winckelmann's famous dictum about artistic perfection--"noble simplicity and quiet grandeur"--goes back to Giorgio Vasari, who codified classical taste and thereby created an instrument for imposing authority.
Analysis of these reliefs (including female heads, marine subjects, putti, and decorative ribbons) posits a blending of Parisian and Lombard styles that opened an avenue for Rococo art in Germany.
Lauren Pharoah, aged 17, in the first year of a fashion diploma course, said: "The theme was art in fashion and I chose rococo art as my theme which is why my outfit is quite embellished."
ONE of the most flamboyant, complex and rare pieces of English rococo art in any medium was recently sold to a museum in Oxford.
Hang posters of Rococo art around your cocoa display.
Pompadour loved and championed rococo art, epitomized by the work of Francois Boucher.