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


Spence Ohana said...

I remember studying these! ;-)

Tracy said...

Beautiful Esther:)

EC Gefroh said...

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

Glad you enjoyed it Tracy.

Mrs. L said...

Just Beautiful!

EC Gefroh said...

Glad you liked it Mrs. L.