Rococo style


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Rococo style

(1720–1790)
A style of architecture and decoration, primarily French in origin, representing the final phase of the Baroque. It was characterized by a profuse, semiabstract ornamentation of shell work and foliage. It was associated with lightness, swirling forms, flowing lines, ornate stucco work, arabesque ornament, and the blending of separate members into a single molded volume.
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With regard to poetry, the Rococo style places particular emphasis on arcadianism, eroticism (Gies, "Mas sobre el erotismo rococo") and humour.
There's a whole choice of interpretations from modern and minimal using pure white and jet black, a more rococo style with elaborate pattern and detail, or the glamorous art deco feel with mirrored pieces and shiny black surfaces.
"It's all about materials as well as colours, so go for polished steel, acrylic and plastic." There's a whole choice of interpretations from modern and minimal using pure white and jet black, a more rococo style with elaborate pattern and detail, or the glamorous art deco feel with mirrored pieces and shiny black surfaces.
The show's defintion of what constitutes Rococo style is suprisingly broad, particulary in the more recent examples on display.
Examining the rococo style and its revivals, "Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730 through 2008," includes furniture, decorative arts, textiles, prints and drawings.
Ireland (literature, Open U., Britain) investigates whether an apparently diverse assortment of cultural phenomenon in the 19th century can constitute a revival of the Rococo style that flourished between 1720 and 1760 before giving way to Neoclassicism and Empire.
The worship hall is ornate and, according to Amar, decorated in a Rococo style similar to Italian synagogues of the same period.
Ottoman Turkey and Syria developed their own somewhat florid take on the European Rococo style, itself far from minimalist.
'Puttomania' increased neither after the creation of the Rococo style of art in France.
If in the scary, inhibited Cold-War 1950s the same rococo style afforded never-never-lands of escape--young men sporting "pompadour" hairdos, girls decked out in voluminous crinolines, birthday cakes spiraling our of control with their pastel-colored curlicues and rosettes--perhaps it's the same today.
At the egg-shaped town of Amberg, which lays claim to having both the smallest hotel in the world and the longest continuous roofline in Europe (165 metres), you can drink beer brewed by monks in a former monastery and hardly move for baroque and rococo style churches.
It was rebuilt in 1809-10 by Nicholas Komnenos, in an adventurous early Ottoman rococo style. This fifth edicule is what can be seen today and was until recently held together in a steel cradle supplied by the Steel Corporation of Bengal, a final contribution by the British Mandate in 1947.