ROCOCO AND NEO-CLASSICISM (18TH CENTURY)
After the death of King Louis XIV there was a reaction to the severity of the arts during his monarchy. The lighthearted and playful style of the Rococo was reacted to by the renewed seriousness and dedication of the Neo-Classical artists of that epoch. Use at least one work BELOW from each artist to recreate the conversation and describe each work thoroughly and formalistically. Be sure to discuss the action/reaction aspect and to include a description of where you see it and how was it done.
Fragonard (Rococo) The swing
Following the death of King Louis XIV came a revitalization of the arts and the creation genres of art work – the Rococo and Neo-Classicism. In general, Rococo is used to refer to the art of late Baroque which is characterized by asymmetric perspectives, undulating lines, soft, dreamy brushstrokes and superficial themes. Meanwhile, Neo-Classicism refers to the re-emergence of the more scientific approach to art where a perspective, color and light and realistic themes were used.