ROCOCO ART

1700s

Canaletto [Antonio Canale]
(Italian:  1697 - 1768)
 

Canaletto Reception of the French Ambassador at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice (1726-1727) oil on canvas
St. Petersburg, Hermitage

Canaletto The Pier, Seen from the Basin of San Marco (c. 1730-1735) oil on canvas
Milan, Pinacoteca di Brera

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Rosalba Carriera
(Italian: 1675 - 1757)
 

Rosalba Carriera Louis XV, as Duphin (1720-1721) pastel on paper
Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Alte Meister

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Gianbattista Tiepolo
(Italian:  1696 - 1770)
 

Gianbattista Tiepolo Venus Receives Mars fresco
Venice, Palazzo Pisanie

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo America (1753) detail of a ceiling fresco
in the staircase of the Episcopal Residence, Würzburg

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Francesco Guardi
(Italian:  1712 - 1793)
 

Francesco Guardi The Doge of Venice in the Sala del Collegio (1770-1775) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Francesco Guardi View of a Courtyard (1775-1780) oil on canvas
St. Petersburg, Hermitage

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Jean-Antoine Watteau
(French:  1684 - 1721)
 

Jean-Antoine Watteau The Embarkation for Cythera (1717) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Jean-Antoine Watteau The Signboard of Gersaint (1721) oil on canvas
Berlin, Charlottenburg Palace

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François Boucher
(French:  1703 - 1770)
 

François Boucher Le Déjeuner (1739) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Francois Boucher Madame de Pompadour (1758) oil on canvas
London, Victoria and Albert Museum

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Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
(French:  1699 - 1779)
 

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin Back from the Market (1739) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

The van Loo Family
(1700s)
 

Jean-Baptiste van Loo (16841745).
Charles-André van Loo (17051765), brother of Jean-Baptiste.
Louis-Michel van Loo (17071771), son of Jean-Baptiste.
Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (17191795), son of Jean-Baptiste.

Jean-Baptiste van Loo Triumph of Galatea (1720) oil on canvas
St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum

Charles-André van Loo Halt to the Hunt (1737) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Louis-Michel van Loo Portrait of Denis Diderot (1767) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Jean-Baptiste Greuze
(1725 - 1805)
 

Jean-Baptiste Greuze The Village Bride (1761) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
(French:  1732 - 1806)
 

Jean-Honoré Fragonard The Musical Contest (1755) oil on canvas
London, Wallace Collection

Jean-Honoré Fragonard The Bolt (1778) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

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Jean-Antoine Houdon
(French:  1741 - 1828)
 

Jean-Antoine Houdon Voltaire (1778-1779) marble
Comédie Française

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William Hogarth
(English:  1697 - 1764)
 

William Hogarth The Contract (1744) oil on canvas
London, National Gallery

William Hogarth Mariage à la Mode:  The Tête-à-Tête (or: After the Wedding) (1742-1744) oil on canvas
London, National Gallery

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Thomas Gainsborough
(English:  1727 - 1788)
 

Thomas Gainsborough Landscape in Suffolk (1750) oil on canvas
London, National Gallery

Thomas Gainsborough The Baille Family (c. 1784) oil on canvas
London, Tate Gallery

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Other Rococo Artists
 

Johann Michael Rottmayr Wisdom and Good Conscience Triumphant over Vice (1717) fresco
ceiling fresco in the Weissenstein Palace, Pommersfelden

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta L'Indovina (The Fortune-Teller) (1740) oil on canvas
Venice, Accademia

Johann Georg Zieseniss Portrait of Frederick II of Prussia (1753) oil on canvas
Berlin, Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten

Elias Haussmann Johann Sebastian Bach (1764) oil on canvas
Leipzig, Museum der Bildenden Künste

Pompeo Batoni The Return of the Prodigal Son (1773) oil on canvas
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

Joseph Wright of Derby The Old Man and Death (1774) oil on canvas
Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum


Rococo in Architecture

 

Benedictine Abbey, Melk, Austria
Work started by Jakob Prandtauer in 1702; finished by Franz Munggenast in 1747

Church of San Francisco, Acatepec, Mexico (c. 1730)

Aleijadinho [Antônio Francisco Lisboa] Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Ouro Prêto, Brazil (1770-1795)

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Miles H. Hodges - 2014