Presentation on theme: "Madame de Pompadour. The main objective of this slide show is to gain visual exposure to the decorative arts during the Rococo period and Madame de Pompadours."— Presentation transcript:
Madame de Pompadour supported the Duke of Choiseul to be Foreign Minister of France. Choiseul strongly favored the alliance with Austria. This alliance broke up the alliance with Prussia, forced Prussia to side with England, and in the end, France lost its colonies in the New World.
As a result, Madame de Pompadour was blamed for the ruin of France, and the outcome of the Seven Years War.
Her legacy remains the beautiful objects and romantic inspiration of the Rococo age. The word Rococo means shell work, and clam shells feature prominently, along with flourishes and flowers in Rococo art work. Remember, Rococo has an essentially Feminine feel to it.
Madame de Pompadour wore a cameo of Louis XV on her wrist.
Aristocratic ladies had elaborate dressing tables, called toilettes with beautifully crafted objects on them. These are Madame de Pompadours rooms that have been reconstructed at Versailles!
The gold fish became fashionable in France when the India Company sent a number of beautiful fish to Madame de Pompadour, in 1750. She used to keep the red fishes into jugs made of glass or porcelain on the mantelpieces as well as on the windowsills of Versailles.
A glass pattern created in France and promoted by a clever publicity operation. It was said that it was molded on Madame de Pompadours breast. Maybe for this legend people sometimes drink champagne in this kind of glasses.