By Victoria Charles, Klaus H. Carl

Deriving from the French observe rocaille, in connection with the curved kinds of shellfish, and the Italian barocco, the French created the time period Rococo. showing firstly of the 18th century, it speedily unfold to the full of Europe. Extravagant and lightweight, Rococo spoke back completely to the spontaneity of the aristocracy of the time. in lots of points, this paintings was once associated with its predecessor, Baroque, and it really is hence often known as past due Baroque type. whereas artists similar to Tiepolo, Boucher and Reynolds carried the fashion to its apogee, the circulation was once usually condemned for its superficiality. within the moment half the 18th century, Rococo begun its decline. on the finish of the century, dealing with the arrival of Neoclassicism, it was once plunged into obscurity. It needed to wait approximately a century ahead of artwork historians may well repair it to the radiance of its golden age, that's rediscovered during this paintings by means of Klaus H. Carl and Victoria Charles.

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