BAROQUE & ROCOCO ART & ARCHITECTURE (AH) | The American University of ParisROCOCO Rococo or "Late Baroque", is an 18th-century artistic movement and style, which affected several aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music and theatre. The Rococo developed in the early part of the 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry and strict regulations of the Baroque, especially that of the Palace. In such a way, Rococo artists opted for a more jocular, florid and graceful approach to Baroque art and architecture. ROCOCO Rococo art and architecture in such a way was ornate and made strong usage of creamy, pastel-like colors, asymmetrical designs, curves and gold. Unlike the more politically focused Baroque, the Rococo had more playful and often witty artistic themes. With regards to interior decoration, Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings.
The fundamental characteristic of Baroque art is dynamism a sense of motion. Strong curves, rich decoration, and general complexity are all typical features of Baroque art see Western Aesthetics. While the full-blown Baroque aesthetic full Baroque was embraced in southern Western Europe, northern Western Europe struck a classical-Baroque compromise restrained Baroque. The full Baroque aesthetic emerged during the Early Baroque ca. The restrained Baroque aesthetic culminated during the Late Baroque ca. The Baroque age concluded with the French-born Rococo style ca. Baroque architecture is distinguished primarily by richly sculpted surfaces.
Examines the dynamic and often militant Baroque style in Counter-Reformation Italy and its national variants in France, Spain, and Flanders. Traces the development of new and different modes of expression in the emerging Protestant Netherlands. Explores the evolution from Baroque to Rococo as well as the arts of the 18th-Century in France and England. AH is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. Search form Search. Apply Contact Us Log in.
The style started around in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe Period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama. The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement Second earliest period in orchestral music. Beginning of instrumental concertos. The term Baroque was derived from a Portuguese word meaning "a pearl of irregular shape" implying strangeness and abnormality. Can be recognized by the "complex" for lack of a better word melody line. Cannons and fugues were very popular in the baroque period.