MCA 1 Rococo

 Every age projects its own images into its art. Rococo art contained many characteristics of Baroque art but was a bit lighter and wasn't as religious. Rococo art usually depicted the aristocracy and was mostly centered in France. Much of the art during this period was very decorative and showed the lighter side of life.

Like Baroque art, this painting has those very dark areas but is also much lighter than what a usual piece of Baroque art would be. This painting shows the two running and dancing in what looks like a garden. It shows a happy and lighter kind of life compared to much of the art in earlier periods.
This painting seems to depict farmers herding sheep which was uncommon for Rococo art since it usually depicted the aristocracy. It also has many darks just like in Baroque art. This painting has a lot of detail especially in the sheep and the peoples clothing.
This painting shows a mother and whats seems to be her daughter running outside with a newborn baby. It shows the light and happy side of life just like many other Rococo paintings. It also has many soft and light pastels.
This kind of painting was most likely uncommon to find during the Rococo period. This is because it shows more of the working class and a darker kind of life rather than the aristocracy with a light and happy kind of life. This painting looks like it has old run down houses and what seems to be a sort of temple in the background
This painting shows many of the characteristics of the Rococo period. It shows a woman of the aristocracy with soft colors and a sort of shine to her dress. This painting shows great detail with the flowers and the drapery of her dress.
Like Landscape with a Water Mill, this painting is also more dark than the usual light an happy style of the time. Like many other paintings in the Rococo, this one has a lot of detail and realism in it. You can see the light lighting up the side of the house and also the reflection of the water.
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