Fragonard and the Rococo Masters of the French Court
What you'll learn
- The Rococo Masters of Art of the French Court
- Increased appreciation of Art
- The course promotes self-learning.
- The course seeks to enrich your life experience.
- There are no requirements or prerequisites to this course.
The Rococo Masters of the French Court.
Table of Contents, Introduction to Rococo Art, The Palace of Versailles, Antoine Watteau 1684 –1721, Francois Boucher 1703 – 1770, Jean-Honoré Fragonard 1732 – 1806, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin 1699 – 1779, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun 1755 – 1842. Rococo is a period rather than a specific style. Often this 18th-century era is called "the Rococo," a time period roughly beginning with the 1715 death of France's Sun King, Louis XIV, until the French Revolution in 1789. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement. The word Rococo was apparently a combination of the French rocaille, or shell, and the Italian barocco, or Baroque style. Due to Rococo love of shell-like curves and focus on decorative arts. Characteristics of Rococo include the use of elaborate curves and scrolls, ornaments shaped like shells and plants, and entire rooms being oval in shape. Patterns were intricate and details delicate. Rococo combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe-l'œil frescoes to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. The Rococo style began in France in the 1730s as a reaction against the more formal and geometric Style Louis XIV. It was known as the style rocaille, or rocaille style. It soon spread to other parts of Europe, particularly northern Italy, Austria, southern Germany, Central Europe and Russia. The Rococo encompasses all the arts, particularly sculpture, furniture, silverware, glassware, painting, music, architecture and theatre. Although originally a secular style primarily used for interiors of private residences the Rococo had a spiritual aspect to it which led to its widespread use in churches, particularly in Central Europe, Portugal, and South America. The Rococo style of art emerged in France in the 17th century as a continuation of the Baroque style, but in contrast to the heavier themes and darker colors of the Baroque, the Rococo was characterized by an opulence, grace, playfulness, and lightness. Rococo motifs focused on the carefree aristocratic life and on lighthearted romance rather than heroic battles or religious figures; they also revolve heavily around nature and exterior settings. Louis XVI, the last King of France and the end of the Rococo Louis XVI, King of France, was the son of Louis, dauphin of France, the son of Louis XV, and of Marie Joseph of Saxony, and was born at Versailles on the 23rd of August 1754, being baptized as Louis Augustus. His father's death in 1765 made him heir to the throne, and in 1770 he was married to Marie Antoinette, daughter of the empress Maria Theresa. He was just twenty years old when the death of Louis XV on the 10th of May 1774 placed him on the throne. The French Revolution of 1789–1799 was a pivotal period in the history of French, European and Western civilization. During this time, republicanism replaced the absolute monarchy in France, and the country's Roman Catholic Church was forced to undergo a radical restructuring.
I teach lecture courses and studios as I wish they would have been taught to me. Much of the graphic material in my lectures is taken or generated first hand directly by me on site. I teach to learn. I teach subjects as I wish they were taught to me. The Mission Statement. Education is a tool for the improvement of successive generations. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius
This course is designed under the premise that humans should be taught in a way that is modeled after the educational patterns of evolution.
The design, development and application of educational systems based on the educational principles of evolution generates a philosophy and methodology of education in synchrony with the evolutionary education system that is firmly and deeply rooted in each of us.
Education for evolution is an educational system designed to help propel humans forward in the natural course of evolution. The purpose of education for evolution is to enhance and strengthen the natural evolutionary process of humans through the mechanism of education. The means to achieve this objective is the design of a curricula based on the same educational techniques and strategies used by natural evolution, enhanced and guided by the application of conscious educational decisions.
Who this course is for:
- This course if for anyone interested in art, particularly The Rococo Masters.
Education: BFA, MFA, PhD in Educational Planning, MA Intercultural Studies, MS Architecture.
3 time Senior Fulbright Scholar, experienced University professor and practicing artist since childhood. I teach both art and architectural lecture courses and studios as I wish they would have been taught to me. Much of the graphic material in my lectures is taken or generated first hand directly by me on site. I have a good number of publications and research projects in art and architecture and have exhibited my paintings in several countries..