Rococo is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which combines
to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement.
Rococo was first used as a humorous variation of the French word rocaille , a method of decoration using pebbles, seashells and cement to decorate grottoes and fountains since the Renaissance.
Rococo features exuberant decoration, with an abundance of curves, counter-curves, undulations and elements modeled on nature.
The exteriors of Rococo buildings are often simple, while the interiors are entirely dominated by their ornament. The style was highly theatrical, designed to impress and awe at first sight.
Floor plans of churches were often complex, featuring interlocking ovals; In palaces, grand stairways became center pieces, and offered different points of view of the decoration.
The main ornaments of Rococo are:
The interior uses innovative colors that are deemed unconventional at the time. The Rococo Style discarded the majestic, solemn tone of the Baroque and Renaissance Style, instead insisted to use pale colors such as
Along with the implementation of Large Floor-to-Ceiling Windows. The Rococo started an interior revolution and inspired most of modern Luxury Designs.
During the Rococo period, God, Saints, and Knights began to share their spotlight in artworks with Royalties, Nature, and Individuals of Importance. Many of the artistic expressions at the time leaned away from Solemn subjects such as religion and politics. They preferred to depict leisure and hobbies. Scenery, outings, and parties were among the most popular themes during the Rococo period.
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