rococo painting analysis
1. Rococo art style contains four basic characteristics. As lectured in class, explain and define each characteristic in your own words:
-Frivolous / superficial
-Association with aristocracy
-Entertainment / decorative functions
-Sexual or intimate nature
2. For this assignment, you must analyze:
A. One painting by Antoine Watteau
B. One painting by Jean-HonorÃ© Fragonard
C. One painting by FranÃ§ois Boucher
Your analysis must include:
-The painting techniques you learned from the Renaissance.
-The Rococo characteristics you defined above by showing how and where those characteristics appear in the art works.
-Check to see if the artwork refers to a mythological or religious story; provide a short summary of the story.
You are not allowed to choose art works discussed in class.
Your answers must be written in your own words and you must cite your sources.
These are the Art works discussed in class.Rococo (Do not used)
Sign for Gersaintâ€™s Shop, Antoine Watteau, 1720
Flora, Rosalba Carriera, 1730
Nude on the Sofa, Francois Boucher, 1752
The Swing, Jean-Honore Fragonard, 1766
Progress of Love, Fragonard, 1771-73
Love Letters, Fragonard, 1773
Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth VigÃ©e Lebrun, 1783