A style of art popular in Europe in the first three quarters of the 18th century, Rococo architecture and furnishings emphasized ornate but small-scale decoration, curvilinear forms, and pastel colors. Rococo painting has a playful, light-hearted romantic quality and often pictures the aristocracy at leisure.
Feature Paintings by Famous Artists:
La Grenouillere, Titian Pesaros Madonna, Goya The Colossus
The Emigration of Daniel Boone, Edouard Manet The Swallows, Edward Potthast At The Beach
Paul Cezanne Luncheon on the Grass, George Bellows Club Night, Eugene Manet and His Daughter in the Garden
Amedeo Modigliani Gypsy Woman with Baby, Montmartre Near the Upper Mill, A Smoke Backstage
The Wet Nurse Angele Feeding Julie Manet, Edouard Manet Spanish Guitarist, Winslow Homer Fallen Deer
The Old Violin, Watteau Pleasures of the Ball