McAndrew #6 Rococo

Rococo is a style of art that emerged in the 18th century during the Enlightenment as a continuation of the Baroque style. The Rococo style is characterized by an opulence, grace, playfulness, and lightness. Rococo motifs focused on the carefree aristocratic life and lighthearted romance. It revolved around nature and had a a focus on accentuating emotion.

This first piece by Thomas Rowlandson is somewhat of a caricature. It is almost mocking the powerful and wealthy. The facial expressions he gives to the men make them seem evil  and greedy. Most are laughing or smiling and the punch is probably symbolic for something like greed.
The second piece by Rowlandson is a a drawn portrait. It is a happy piece with simplicity yet clarity. I love that there is shadowing but it doesn't "darken" the mood of the piece.
The third piece by Rowlandson is a drawing of a scene. I love that even though most parted are at a small size, he subtly uses detail. From the people in the window in the building farthest front left to the church and cross in the background, this piece has soft yet a clear depiction.
The fourth and last piece by Rowlandson is a drawn nature scene. I love the detail with soft colors. I also love the women nonchalantly sitting on the ground looking out at the beautifully drawn water. This is very realistic and is definitely a product that can be described as during the rococo art period.
The first piece by Hogarth is a painting. It is nicely proportioned and the lighting is excellent. I love the use of color in this and the set up of the scene is quite amusing.
The second piece by Hogarth is a beautiful painting as well. This is very realistic and light in nature as well as style. I love the details of the ruffles both on the male's shirt and the woman's dress.
The third piece by Hogarth is a black and white painting. This piece is my favorite. the amount of things included into this is astounding! I love the looks on the faces of the people and how realistic the background looks.
The last piece by Hogarth is a painting of a peculiar scene. Hogarth's realistic style is invigorating. They are intensively filled with detail after detail and his beautiful pieces show the efforts he placed into his work.
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