Rococo

European decorative style, a development of baroque, in the 1730s. Rococo is characterised by curving, asymmetrical motifs based on rock, shell, floral, leaf and other natural shapes. Chinese and Indian motifs are also common. Delicate carving emphasises the curving lines of furniture, and frames are swirling and elegant. The name 'Rococo' is deriv …...

Rococo

Rococo (oʊ or oʊ), less commonly roccoco, or `Late Baroque`, is an 18th-century artistic movement and style, affecting many aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and theatre. It developed in the early 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur, sym.....
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rococo

[adj] - having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation 2. [n] - fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
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Rococo

• (n.) A florid style of ornamentation which prevailed in Europe in the latter part of the eighteenth century. • (a.) Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo; florid; fantastic.
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rococo

adjective having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation; `an exquisite gilded rococo mirror`
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rococo

(art) Movement in the arts and architecture in 18th-century Europe, particularly in France, that tended towards lightness, elegance, delicacy, and decorative charm. The term `rococo` is derived from the French rocaille (rock- or shell-work), a soft styl...
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Rococo

[club] Rococo club was an R&B nightclub in Leicester Square, central London, England. It was home to several funky house and R&B nights including the VIP guestlist R&B, Bashment and Hip Hop Cinnamon Fridays nights. Rococo was one of the places in London where the influence of the modern American R&B dance scene is clearly evident. It was a ...
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Rococo

Ro·co'co adjective Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo; florid; fantastic.
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Rococo

Ro·co'co noun [ F.; of uncertain etymology.] A florid style of ornamentation which prevailed in Europe in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
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Rococo

a decorative style of art and architecture often characterised by 'shell-shapes', became the final, and most flamboyant, phase of the baroque.
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Rococo

A development of Baroque, it was frivolous but elegant with elaborate and superficial decoration
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Rococo

A musical style characterized as excessive, ornamental, and trivial.
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Rococo

A musical style characterized as excessive, ornamental, and trivial.
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ROCOCO

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.
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Rococo

A style originating in France, but utilized primarily in English and Italian cathedrals of the early 1700s, as well as in renovations of the period. Distinctively lighter in expression with an emphasis on smaller, more graceful motifs.
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Rococo

An artistic and architectural style typified by light and highly elaborate detail; a light, frothy flourish towards the end of the Baroque period.
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Rococo

An eighteenth-century European style, originating in France. In reaction to the grandeur and massiveness of the baroque, rococo employed refined, elegant, highly decorative forms. Fragonard worked in this style.
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rococo

artistic style of the early eighteenth century characterized by energy, lightness, delicacy, playfulness, and self-conscious artificiality; it was replaced by a more stern neoclassicism.
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Rococo

Carvings of poor and meaningless design.
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Rococo

Chinese and Indian motifs are also common. Delicate carving emphasises the curving lines of furniture, and frames are swirling and elegant. The name 'Rococo' is derived from the French words rocaille (rockwork) and coquillage (shellwork). The style reached its peak in Britain c. 1740s and 50s, and was revived again in Britain and the USA in the ear...
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Rococo

exuberant naturalistic style of decoration fashionable in the early 18th century. Associated with the work of Paul de Lamerie.
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Rococo

From the French rocaille meaning "rock work." This late Baroque (c. 1715-1775) style used in interior decoration and painting was characteristically playful, pretty, romantic, and visually loose or soft; it used small scale and ornate decoration, pastel colors, and asymmetrical arrangement of curves. Rococo was popular in France and southern German...
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rococo

having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation
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Rococo

Light, sensuous, intensely decorative French style developed early eighteenth century following death of Louis XIV and in reaction to the Baroque grandeur of Versailles. Name comes from French rocaille, rock-work, based on forms of sea shells and corals. In practice style of short curves, scrolls and counter curves, often elaborated with fantasy. I...
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rococo

Movement in the arts and architecture in 18th-century Europe, particularly in France, that tended towards lightness, elegance, delicacy, and decorative charm. The term `rococo` is derived from...
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