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Rococo and Baroque Art
This paper discusses the evolution of eighteenth century visual arts.
# 99839 | 2,024 words | 8 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 03, 2007 in Art (Artists) , Art (History)

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The paper analyzes the evolution of baroque art into the Rococo style of the 18th century. The paper examines the Baroque works of Annabale Carracci and Caravaggio and contrasts them to the work of Rococo artist Antoine Watteau. The paper shows how art evolved into a style that reflected government and new political ideologies in the Age of Diversity.

From the Paper:

"The Rococo period as logically been constructed through the humanism and classical values instilled within the Baroque period. The rococo period in Europe reflects the ideological aims of visual art, which became manifest during the time of Voltaire, Rousseau and the American Revolution. Although the American visual arts did not reflect the extravagance of the monarchical pomp of the French courts, it is clear that Rousseau and Voltaire were struggling for a new type of liberation in within what might be called "the Age of Diversity". To truly understand the innovations in style for the Rococo period, one must evaluate the reasons why this form of visual design became realized in the 18th century. Certainly, the Baroque period was a continuation of the logic and reasoning that was instilled in the Age of Enlightenment--via classical design and visual art representations. In this manner, the Baroque period must be compared and contrasted with Rococo art to realize the impact of the highly stylized visual arts that emerged within the 18th century."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bailey, C. (2003). The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard. New Haven: Yale University.
  • Caravaggio. "Bacchus." (2005.) Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 17 October, 2006 from
  • Carracci, A. (2005). "Ceiling Frescoes in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome--The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne." Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 17 October, 2006 from
  • ---. "Ceiling Frescoes in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome--Homage to Diana." (2005.) Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 17 October, 2006 from
  • Dempsey, C. (1995). Annibale Carracci: The Farnese Palace. New York: Brazziler.

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