La Boquetiere by Francois Boucher demonstrates the common Rococo themes. The light, pastel color palette and the way the woman is dressed shows she was of aristocratic standing. Rococo artists often portrayed their subjects in lighthearted "everyday" images giving off a light and airy feeling.
The next piece by Boucher was one of five different collective pieces and one of the many pieces of artwork Boucher completed in his lifetime. Although mythological themes were not greatly common during the Rococo period, they were still depicted. Boucher's carefree and happy design greatly differs from the more unsettling pieces found in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
This painting once again represents the Rococo art theme of portraying aristocratic daily life. The slight blurring of edges and bright pastel colors are common in Rococo artwork and give the sense of lightness and airiness. Although there are some instances of extreme dark darks, a theme from the Baroque, the pastels overpower them and they are not overwhelming.
Many wealthy nobles patronized art during the Rococo period and often wanted to be painted in their daily activities. The lightness/puffiness of the woman's dress is felt through the painting and the bright greens and blues encompass the colors used most during the artistic movement.
Portraits of the aristocrats were very common in the Rococo art period. Although this painting by LeBrun is a self portrait, she was also of high social status as she was a favorite of many, including Marie Antoinette. Despite the darker background, it is complimented with Rococo themes like the style of dress of the time period as well as the light pastel ribbon and dress.
Although this painting of Marie Antoinette possesses the darker than dark qualities of the Baroque period, it also has Rococo themes. The aristocratic portrait of the Queen of France also holds pastel colors within her dress and flowers as well as the slightly blurred minute details.
Portraits were the most common genre of art during the Rococo period and nobles/those of high social standing often commissioned artists to paint them. Differing from the Baroque period the focus was turned to the aristocracy and their daily lives which were depicted as light and airy with the use of bright colors
This is one of the most famous paintings of Marie Antoinette and her family. Once again the painting depicts aristocratic life with bright and vivid pastel colors that show a light and carefree atmosphere between the mother and children.
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