Comparing French & English Rococo Art


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What was the Rococo?

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1. What was the origin of the Rococo style?

2. Which of these was not a characteristic of the French Rococo?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the Rococo period, England and France both had important developments in the arts, but each movement was distinct from the other in key ways. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of English and French Rococo art. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of Rococo, the origin of Rococo style, and characteristics of French Rococo artwork.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics you'll review with these assessment tools include the following:

  • Defining Rococo art
  • Identifying the origin of Rococo style
  • Recognizing characteristics of French Rococo artwork
  • Understanding how Rococo art was received in England
  • Identifying how English society affected how Rococo art was received

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding English and French Rococo art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the differences between Rococo art in England and France
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Rococo artwork and how its characteristics were uniquely affected by both English and French society

Additional Learning

Watch our video lesson called Comparing French & English Rococo Art to see examples of works from this period. Objectives covered by this lesson include the following:

  • Describe where the Rococo style was first seen
  • Define the term Rocaille
  • Explain how Rococo art differed in France and England
  • Identify some French and English painters who used the Rococo style