Rococo Painting

what did rococo art stand for?

The Rococo period spanned the majority of the 18th century. The Rococo art paintings were characterized by their intricate ornamentation, exuberant decoration, and asymmetrical designs. Rococo artwork exaggerated the principles of theatricality and illusion.


The Embarkation for Cythera (1717) Jean-Antoine Watteau


The Entrance to the Grand Canal (c. 1730) Canaletto


Soap Bubbles  (c. 1733 – 1734) Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin


La Toilette de Vénus  (1751) François Boucher


Allegory of the Planets and Continents (1752)  Giovanni Battista Tiepolo


Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756) François Boucher


The Bathers  (1765) Jean-Honoré Fragonard


The Swing  (1767) Jean-Honoré Fragonard


The Blue Boy  (c. 1770) Thomas Gainsborough


Self-Portrait with Straw Hat (1782) Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun