Compared with Baroque art, Rococo art featured people in almost every single painting, sculpture or picture. Though this era was a time of tension and unrest in many countries, the art the people produced was very, almost over decorated with designs and emblems, like Robert Adam’s Etruscan Room (26-24). Architecture was definitely different, but it was still symmetrical. Otherwise, the art remained very majestic but unique to its own era.
Interestingly, the role of women related to the artistic world was a statement of individualism. Women who were tired of being subjected to everything decided to throw off these proverbial bonds and be artists. It was a declaration of independence in society. (Kleiner, 739) An example of this is the beautiful self-portrait paintin...
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...ed Curiatti brothers, and vise versa. Unfortunately, the brothers had disagreements, and despite the laments of their sisters and wives, they fought and ended up killing one another. The tension displayed in this piece is, in a way, a parallel to David's tension he experienced during the French revolution.
Overall, I noticed that each piece from this era though tense at times, had a certain slow-paced peace about it, which is one element that made art from this period so distinctive.
Kleiner, Fred S., and Helen Gardner. Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History. Boston, MA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2009. Print.
"Thomas Gainsborough, The Blue Boy English Rococo Era." Fine Art and Painting Tips. Wordpress. Web. 15 Feb. 2012.
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