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Rococo

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Art History Genres : What Is Rococo Art?

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Rococo Style 1700-1760

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Rococo Art Movement

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Understanding the styles of art: Rococo

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THE ROCOCO MOVEMENT

Rococo ( or ), less commonly roccoco, or "Late Baroque", was an exuberantly decorative 18th-century European style which was the final expression of the baroque movement. It pushed to the extreme the principles of illusion and theatricality, an effect achieved by dense ornament, asymmetry, fluid curves, and the use of white and pastel colors combined with gilding, drawing the eye in all directions. The ornament dominated the architectural space.
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