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Ch 15: Rococo Art

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Watch videos on Rococo art that explain the famous artists, influences, and characteristics of this era. You can use these learning tools to help with classwork or homework or for personal learning.

Rococo Art - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Rococo art was shaped by a number of influences from previous eras, though it embodies unique characteristics that had a global impact. This chapter examines the styles and renowned artists of Rococo art. These lessons also describe the social, political, and industrial factors that influenced Rococo art. Use the accompanying quizzes to gauge your knowledge and be sure to ask an instructor if you have any questions. After completing these lessons, you should be able to identify:

  • How Enlightenment artwork influenced subsequent eras
  • Country-specific Rococo artwork
  • Famous Rococo artists
  • How the Industrial Revolution shaped art

VideoObjective
Enlightenment's Influence on 18th & 19th-Century Art & Architecture Discover how the Enlightenment affected 18th- and 19th-century artwork and architecture.
Rococo Art: Definition, Style & Artists Explore the characteristics and materials of Rococo art as well as famous artists.
Effect of Social & Political Events on Rococo Art Study the ways in which politics and social events influenced Rococo art.
How the Industrial Revolution Influenced Artistic Production Examine the impact of the Industrial Revolution on art production processes.
Contributions of Antoine Watteau to Rococo Art Discover the works of Antoine Watteau.
Comparing French & English Rococo Art Identify the factors that separate French and English Rococo Art.
William Hogarth: Biography, Paintings & Engravings Study the life of William Hogarth and discover examples of his work.
The Development of Rococo Architecture in Germany Explore how Rococo architecture became prevalent in Germany.
Comparing Rococo & Baroque Portraiture Discover differences between Rococo and Baroque portraits and see examples.
Comparing Rococo & Bourgeois Realism Contrast Rococo art from bourgeois realism and identify famous examples.
The Migration of Rococo to the United States See how Rococo made its way to the U.S.

11 Lessons in Chapter 15: Rococo Art
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Enlightenment's Influence on 18th & 19th-Century Art & Architecture

1. Enlightenment's Influence on 18th & 19th-Century Art & Architecture

In this lesson, you will explore the influence of the philosophical movement known as the Enlightenment on art and architecture. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Rococo Art: Definition, Style & Artists

2. Rococo Art: Definition, Style & Artists

In this lesson, you will learn what Rococo art is and how to identify it based on its stylistic characteristics. To bring the concept of Rococo to life, we will look at a few well-known paintings by famous Rococo artists.

Effect of Social & Political Events on Rococo Art

3. Effect of Social & Political Events on Rococo Art

In this lesson, you will explore the Rococo, a major artistic style of the 18th century, and discover how its popularity was affected by various factors. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

How the Industrial Revolution Influenced Artistic Production

4. How the Industrial Revolution Influenced Artistic Production

In this lesson, you will explore the influence of the Industrial Revolution on the arts during the 18th century. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Contributions of Antoine Watteau to Rococo Art

5. Contributions of Antoine Watteau to Rococo Art

In this lesson, you will not only explore the work of French painter Antoine Watteau but you will also discover how this work set foundations for Rococo art. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Comparing French & English Rococo Art

6. Comparing French & English Rococo Art

The French had Rococo art. So did the English. In this lesson, you'll find how this style was understood differently in each nation. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

William Hogarth: Biography, Paintings & Engravings

7. William Hogarth: Biography, Paintings & Engravings

William Hogarth became an established painter and engraver during the early and mid-1700s. This lesson will discuss how his life influenced the satirical and expressive nature of his paintings and engravings.

The Development of Rococo Architecture in Germany

8. The Development of Rococo Architecture in Germany

Explore the architectural movement known as the Rococo in this lesson, and discover what this style meant to wealthy, party-loving Germans of the 18th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Comparing Rococo & Baroque Portraiture

9. Comparing Rococo & Baroque Portraiture

How different can portraits be? Find out as you explore the different portrait styles of the Baroque and Rococo. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Comparing Rococo & Bourgeois Realism

10. Comparing Rococo & Bourgeois Realism

The styles of Rococo and Bourgeois Realism existed at the same time, but ended up looking very different. Find out why and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Migration of Rococo to the United States

11. The Migration of Rococo to the United States

In this lesson, you will discover how the Rococo found its way across the Atlantic. We'll also explore what it meant in the American colonies. You can then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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