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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 83 ART THROUGH THE AGES

The Rococo

THE AGE OF LUXURY

 

Gold, gold, and more gold! The Rococo period is characterized by an ornate style that originated in the decorative arts. After the death of Louis XIV, the French aristocracy moved away from the formality of Versailles to the salons of Paris. They furnished their new townhouses with an eye for intimate details and pastel colors rather than the darker grandiosity of the Baroque royal palace. Inspired by natural patterns, Rococo artisans designed luxurious rooms where paintings fought for attention amongst lavish drapery and elaborate wall ornamentation.

WHEN & WHERE

18th century ...

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