Rococo– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Rococo– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Rococo- Introduction- 50 words

Category: 1 (Medieval- Western World)

Category: 2 (Renaissance- European)

Rococo- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Medieval- Western World” and “Renaissance- European” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Rococo is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Rococo renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Characteristics, Southern Germany and Russia, Origin of the term..

There are other art movements such as “Dada,” “Arabesque,” and “Art nouveau” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Rococo come from other art styles such as Jean Antoine Watteau, Jean Honoré Fragonard, François Boucher, Thomas Gainsborough, and Jean-Baptiste Siméon.

This art movement (Rococo) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “The Embarkation for Cythera,” “The Triumph of Venus,” and “Mr and Mrs Andrews.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “The Swing” comes at first place which is beautiful, “The Blue Boy,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Rococo student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Medieval- Western World (artistic approach)” and “Renaissance- European (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Medieval- Western World”-A Category.

ROCOCO was an art movement, and if you want to read about Rococo comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Jean Antoine Watteau, Jean Honoré Fragonard, François Boucher, Thomas Gainsborough, and Jean-Baptiste Siméon.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Rococo Characteristic section.

Rococo- Characteristics

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Rococo- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Rococo?

Rococo is an art movement, and the Rococo artist tries to express artistic thought through Rococo paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Jean Antoine Watteau, Jean Honoré Fragonard, and François Boucher who defined this art style through their artworks such as “The Embarkation for Cythera,” “The Triumph of Venus” and “Mr and Mrs Andrews.”

Thus Rococo is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Dada,” “Arabesque,” “Art nouveau” etc.

  1. Why is Rococo still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Rococo paintings/artworks and fame of Rococo artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “The Embarkation for Cythera,” “The Triumph of Venus” and “The Swing.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “The Embarkation for Cythera,” “The Swing,” “Mr and Mrs Andrews.”

These Rococo paintings show the popularity of this art style. Jean Antoine Watteau, Jean-Baptiste Siméon, and François Boucher are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Rococo?

Rococo is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Rococo was the way of expression for “Jean-Baptiste Siméon,” “François Boucher,” and “Jean Antoine Watteau.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Medieval- Western World” and “Renaissance- European.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Rococo artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Rococo artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Medieval- Western World) and visual expression (Renaissance- European).

  1. What are the features of Rococo?

This art style is trendy; Rococo emerged in 1730 as a/an Rococo movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Thomas Gainsborough,” “Jean Antoine Watteau” and “Jean-Baptiste Siméon.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Rococo movement, then you should read about “Jean Antoine Watteau” and “Jean Honoré Fragonard.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Medieval- Western World” and “Renaissance- European.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

Rococo- Five topmost artists

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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François Boucher

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Thomas Gainsborough

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Rococo- Introduction of these artists.

1st JEAN ANTOINE WATTEAU– Jean Antoine Watteau is the artist of Rococo art movement who played a vital role in the Rococo art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is October 10, 1684, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Italian comedy and ballet (French painter). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Rococo artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Italian comedy and ballet (French painter).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Rococo art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Mr and Mrs Andrews,” “The Triumph of Venus,” “The Embarkation for Cythera,” “The Blue Boy” and “The Swing.”

Notable works:- The Ensign of Gersaint, 1720 & Embarkation for Cythera, 1717.

Qualification:- Italian comedy and ballet (French painter).

2nd JEAN HONORÉ FRAGONARD– The date of birth of Jean Honoré Fragonard is 4 April 1732, this artist was born during the Rococo period when the Rococo art movement was on the peak wherein Jean Honoré Fragonard had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is 4 APRIL 1732, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- French Academy in Rome (French painter and printmaker).

Notable works:- A Young Girl Reading  & The Swing.

Qualification:- French Academy in Rome (French painter and printmaker).

3rd FRANÇOIS BOUCHER– This name also emerged during the Rococo art movement. The artwork demand of François Boucher is a little bit lesser than Jean Antoine Watteau.

But the artworks of this artist (François Boucher) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Academy of Painting and Sculpture (French painter, draughtsman and etcher).

Notable works:- The Secret Message & Young Country Girl Dancing.

Qualification:- Academy of Painting and Sculpture (French painter, draughtsman and etcher).

4th THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH– The artistic qualification of this artist is- British landscape school (English portrait and landscape painter).  Thomas Gainsborough is the artist of the Rococo art movement who also played a vital role in the Rococo art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 14 May 1727, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as British landscape school (English portrait and landscape painter).

Notable works:- The Artist’s Daughters (1759) & The Blue Boy (1770).

Qualification:- British landscape school (English portrait and landscape painter).

5th JEAN-BAPTISTE SIMÉON– The date of birth of this artist is November 2, 1699, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Royal Academy (French painter). The artworks demand of Jean-Baptiste Siméon is a little bit lesser than Jean Antoine Watteau.

But then also, paintings of this Rococo artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- The Ray, 1728 & Woman Cleaning Turnips, 1738.

Qualification:- Royal Academy (French painter).

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