Rococo Art & New Styles in Nineteenth-Century Art

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					Rococo Art

 Chapter 20
              Art in France
• Rococo art placed emphasis on the
  carefree life of the aristocracy rather than
  on grand heroes or pious martyrs.
• Love and Romance.
• Lighthearted world, pleasure and
  happiness.
     The Palace at Versailles
• King Louis XIV home and the capital of
  France.
             French Painting
•   Antoine Watteau
•   1684-1721
•   Court Painter
•   Embarkation from Cythera, 1717-1719.
•   Soft, dreamlike atmosphere, luxurious
    costumes, dainty figures, silvery colors.
     Jean-Honoré Fragonard
• 1732-1806
• Court Painter
• Aristocracy liked to frolic, pamper their
  pets, play on elegant swings, and engage
  in idle gossip.
• The Swing, 1765.
    Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin
•   1699-1779
•   Preferred Little Dutch Masters.
•   Peasants and middle class.
•   Still Life with a Rib of Beef.
•   Genre paintings.
•   The Attentive Nurse.
     Art in England and Spain
• Portrait painting grew in popularity.
• Preferred daily life and still life subjects.
        Sir Joshua Reynolds
• 1723-1792
• Painted fashionable portraits.
• Capturing the sensitive and fleeting
  expressions of children.
      Thomas Gainsborough
• 1727-1788
• Began his career by painting landscapes.
• Became the favorite portrait painter of
  English high society.
• The Blue Boy, 1770.
            William Hogarth
•   1697-1764
•   Painted the common people of London.
•   Marriage à la Mode.
•   The Marriage Contract, 1742-1744.
        Sir Christopher Wren
• 1632-1723
• Architect.
• St. Paul’s Cathedral.
            Francisco Goya
•   1746-1828
•   The Duchess of Alba, 1797.
•   The Third of May, 1808.
•   Dreams and visions.
•   The Giant, 1818.

				
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