Elements of Rococo Style Primarily found in France Rocaille – decorative rock work A backlash to Baroque Light, elaborate, decorative style Pastels – light, subdued colors Encourages viewers to suspend belief
François Boucher Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour 1756, Oil on canvas 201 x 157 cm
François Boucher The Setting of the Sun 1752, Oil on canvas 318 x 261 cm
Jean Honoré Fragonard The Swing 1766, Oil on canvas 32” x 25”
Politics of Neoclassicism Adopted as the official art style of the revolutions in France and in America. Association with the democracy of Greece and the republicanism of Rome. Napoleon used the style for propaganda.
Elements of Neoclassicism Return to the perceived “purity” of the arts of Rome. Model the “ideal” of the ancient Greek arts and, to a lesser extent, 16 th century Renaissance classicism. An emphasis on line and strong design Color is localized
Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin Jean Antoine Houdon
Jacques-Louis David. The Oath of Horatii. 1784. Oil on canvas. 330 x 425 cm. Louvre, Paris, France.
Jacques-Louis David Death of Socrates (1748-1825)
Jacques-Louis David Death of Marat. Oil on canvas. 1793.
Jacques-Louis David. Bonaparte Crossing the St. Bernard Pass. 1800. Oil on canvas 260 x 221 cm.
Jacques-Louis David. Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2 December 1804. 1808. Oil on canvas. 621 x 979 cm. Louvre, Paris, France.