Art Notes 3
Art Notes 3 ART-1030-006
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Date Created: 10/05/16
Palace at Versailles Versailles, France Louis XIV was less interested in architecture than in lavish interiors. Thus, the man he really listened to and collaborated with was Charles Lee Brun, his court painter. Power and wealth on a grand scale To give you just a hint, we're talking about a man who spent the equivalent of $5,000,000 on buttons over the 54 years of his reign. Rococo Fluidity of technique Whimsical subjects Brilliant and pastel colors Tactility of materials Asymmetry Private pleasures/intimate scale Apolitical Change in scale Smaller sculptures The “Rococo” originates from the French words for rocks (rocaille) and shells (coquilles), which refers to the playful decorations of grottoes with irregular shells and stones The movement is often criticized for being escapist and too whimsical, but to its credit the Rococo broadened the range of human emotion to include the family King Louis XIV reigned over France for 72 years and saw the change from the Baroque to the Rococo era. This evolution saw the transition from formal and monumental designs to a lighter more personal type of expression That said, the playful and delicate Rococo style was associated more with the reign of Louis XIV, his grandson, who assumed the throne at the age of 4. Lighthearted, physically as well as visually. New value in comfort and versatility Freestanding instead of being anchored by the wall Easily moved around for gatherings Proper setting for entertaining guests Claude Michet (Clodion) Bernini influence, Rome Prize (1759), Known for small works “The Marquis de Pompadour” Francois Boucher 1756 Madame de Pompadour the mistress of Louis XV as well as his frequent political adviser and a major patron of the arts; Boucher served as her court painter With Bucher history painting became intimate and small in scale and more ebullient in subject matter. “A Young Girl Reading” Jean Honore Fragonard 1776 His handling of color and expressive, confident brushstroke was a clear influence on the impressionists.
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