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Rococo Art

Rococo art is a French artistic style of the 18th century. It developed as a criticism of the Baroque style which focused on strict geometry and images of grandeur. The revolution of Rococo framed art didn't just affect art; it also affected the interior design options of French nobility.

Like Baroque paintings, Rococo artists used ornate styles to depict their subjects. However, where Baroque was rigid, Rococo was fluid, and replacing the rich colors and triumphantly victorious themes of the Baroque with pastel colors and curving forms were a signature look of Rococo artists. Themes of love and mythological depictions of cherubs and ancient gods.
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Saturn Devouring one of his Children, 1821-23 Fine Art Print
Saturn Devouring one of his Children, 1821-23
18" x 24"
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Price: $60.99
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The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters Fine Art Print
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
18" x 24"
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Price: $60.99
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The Witches' Sabbath Fine Art Print
The Witches' Sabbath
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Blue Boy Fine Art Print
Blue Boy
22" x 28"
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Price: $27.99
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Summer Vista Fine Art Print
Summer Vista
30" x 24"
 
Price: $55.99
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The Colossus, c.1808 Fine Art Print
The Colossus, c.1808
18" x 24"
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Price: $60.99
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The Blue Boy Fine Art Print
The Blue Boy
12" x 16"
 
Price: $20.99
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St. Peter Invited to Walk on the Water Fine Art Print
St. Peter Invited to Walk on the Water
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
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The Witches' Sabbath Fine Art Print
The Witches' Sabbath
24" x 18"
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Price: $60.99
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A Young Girl Reading Fine Art Print
A Young Girl Reading
22" x 27"
 
Price: $33.99
Sale: $16.99
A Young Girl Reading Fine Art Print
A Young Girl Reading
9" x 11"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Girl Reading Fine Art Print
Girl Reading
22" x 28"
 
Price: $24.99
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The Rialto Bridge, Venice Fine Art Print
The Rialto Bridge, Venice
24" x 18"
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Price: $31.99
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Two Old Men Eating, one of the 'Black Paintings' Fine Art Print
Two Old Men Eating, one of the 'Black Paintings'
24" x 18"
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Price: $31.99
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The Blue Boy Fine Art Print
The Blue Boy
16" x 23"
 
Price: $28.99
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The Naked Maja, c.1800 Fine Art Print
The Naked Maja, c.1800
24" x 18"
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Price: $31.99
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Rome, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum Fine Art Print
Rome, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
 
10" x 8"
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Price: $24.99
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Madame de Pompadour, 1756 Fine Art Print
Madame de Pompadour, 1756
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
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Young Knitter Asleep Fine Art Print
Young Knitter Asleep
17" x 22"
 
Price: $28.99
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Picking A Bouquet Fine Art Print
Picking A Bouquet
14" x 22"
 
Price: $24.99
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Love Me, Love My Dog Fine Art Print
Love Me, Love My Dog
18" x 24"
 
Price: $36.99
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Hercules and Omphale Fine Art Print
Hercules and Omphale
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
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The Duke of Wellington Fine Art Print
The Duke of Wellington
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
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The Washerwomen, before 1780 Fine Art Print
The Washerwomen, before 1780
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
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The Second of May, 1808 Fine Art Print
The Second of May, 1808
24" x 18"
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Price: $31.99
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The Parasol, 1777 Fine Art Print
The Parasol, 1777
24" x 18"
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Price: $31.99
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The Madhouse, 1812-15 Fine Art Print
The Madhouse, 1812-15
24" x 18"
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Price: $31.99
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Square of St. Mark Fine Art Print
Square of St. Mark
28" x 22"
 
Price: $28.99
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The Campo San Basso: The North Side with the Church Fine Art Print
The Campo San Basso: The North Side with the Church
17" x 25"
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Price: $60.99
Sale: $30.49
Obelisk, 1787 Fine Art Print
Obelisk, 1787
28" x 33"
 
Price: $44.99
Sale: $22.49
Alnwick Castle Fine Art Print
Alnwick Castle
24" x 18"
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Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Madame de Pompadour Fine Art Print
Madame de Pompadour
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Caernarvon Castle Fine Art Print
Caernarvon Castle
13" x 10"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Blind-Man's Buff Fine Art Print
Blind-Man's Buff
22" x 28"
 
Price: $24.99
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The Duchess of Alba, 1795 Fine Art Print
The Duchess of Alba, 1795
18" x 24"
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Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Genius Teaching the Arts, 1761 - detail Fine Art Print
Genius Teaching the Arts, 1761 - detail
24" x 18"
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Price: $60.99
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Although it wasn't blatant, there were also themes of whimsically naughty eroticism, which was used by artists to emphasize their separation from the traditions of French artists who represented the church and state. Portraiture was also popular in this art category and was depicted in sensitive and delicately colored ways that was ideal for French noblewoman of the time.

Jean-Antoine Watteau is credited for being the first famous Rococo painter. His sensitively rendered works such as 'Studies of Three Women' and 'Woman Seated with a Fan' served as a template for later artists. His Rococo paintings served to inspire such amazing artists as Jean-Honore Fragonard and Francois Boucher, who epitomized the mythological aspects of this art form.

Interior design was highly affected by Rococo art. The characteristics of this design style included flowing drapes, heavy classical furniture, and ornamentation using curving forms like shells, leaves, and flames. It also encouraged using lighter, airier color palettes instead of the dark richness of traditional interior design styles. Modern designers still draw from the inspirations of Rococo art, using the same principles to develop brightly scenic rooms that focus on relaxation and openness in their design. Because of this, the pastel, curving forms of Rococo artists are still in high demand for personal decoration, particularly for such intimate areas as bedrooms and studies, although the designs can also be used for familial settings like living and dining areas, as well as dens.
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