Friday, September 19, 2008

Artists of the Rococo Period

Salvi Trevi
Nicola Salvi - Trevi Fountain

Pittoni St. Jerome
Giovanni Battista Pittoni - St. Jerome

Tiepolo St. Catherine
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - St. Catherine of Siena

L'Enseigne de Gersaint Watteau
Jean-Antoine Watteau - L'Enseigne de Gersaint

Fragonard Young Reader
Jean-Honore Fragonard - Young Girl Reading

Bertin Resurrection
Nicholas Bertin - The Resurrection

Rococo Art succeeded Baroque Art in Europe. It was most popular in France, and is generally associated with the reign of King Louis XV (1715-1774). It is a light, elaborate and decorative style of art.

Quintessentially Rococo artists include Jean-Honore Fragonard, Fran├žois Boucher, Jean-Antoine Watteau and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

Rococo was eventually replaced by Neoclassicism, which was the signature visual style of Napoleon in France and of the American revolution.
Art Encyclopedia

5 comments:

Melissa Spence said...

I remember studying these! ;-)

Tracy said...

Beautiful Esther:)

Esther said...

Melissa, we seem to have had the same art history education :-)

Glad you enjoyed it Tracy.

Mrs. L said...

Just Beautiful!

Esther said...

Glad you liked it Mrs. L.