Rococo Revival

Refers to the 19th century style originating in France and spreading to other parts of Europe, England, and the United States, that revived Rococo forms and motifs in interior design and decorative arts. Also applied to painting, it describes the work of artists who sought to recapture the lyricism, color, and vibrant surfaces of Rococo artists, particularly of Watteau.

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Rococo Revival
French, Old
Neo-Rococo
Old French
Revival, Rococo
neorococo Dutch
Neorrococó Spanish
nuevo rococó Spanish

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Refers to the 19th century style originating in France and spreading to other parts of Europe, England, and the United States, that revived Rococo forms and motifs in interior design and decorative arts. Also applied to painting, it describes the work of artists who sought to recapture the lyricism, color, and vibrant surfaces of Rococo artists, particularly of Watteau.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021466. The J. Paul Getty Trust.