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Transcript of Art
What is Rococo Art?
* Rococo Art was an artistic expression that originated in France in the early 1800's.
*The scenes in the paintings often showed entertainment and youth.
Also shows primary colors.
* Also it came from the French word Rocaille meaning shell, and the Italian word Barocco meaning Baroque style.
During the Rococo period people valued decoration. They wore floral shoes and dresses with flowers on them and white skirts. Men used to wear crazy wigs. The rich thought that yellow was for royal people and stands for gold.
Watteau was born October 10, 1684. He is a french painter and also an architect. He participated in the Rococo period with the art he made. When he was 18, he moved to Paris to work making scenery for the stage. He left Paris in 1702. He became the assistant to Claud Gillot who was a very good artist of serious paintings.
*His father was a roofer.
*Little is known about the early life of Jean, but the information that we do know is very scarce.
His father was very menacing.
He was middle class and lived in a normal house.
Was brilliant and original artist of the 18 the century.
He lived for 36 years
Had frequent illness.
Often used blue in his paintings to show sadness.
Was influenced by Peter Paul Rubens
His paintings showed mystery.
Pierrot a.k.a Clown or Gilles
The Pierrot was made to show a fool. Rumor has it that Pierrot was a friend of Jean.
Was made in 1719
Was a sad clown with a broken heart.
Was the theatrical sign for a cafe or fairground show.
It was known as Gilles back then
The Embarkation for Cythera
Was made in Musee du Louvre in 1717
Was a love story in a painting
Cythera was the Greek island of love
There are three couples, and each pair shows some type of affection
*This painting is about a guy who wanted his love to love him back. In this painting the guy tries music, singing, and he tried begging with a ring to get the girl he loved. Finally his love said yes after all those things he has done to her.
*This painting was made in 1712.
Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun
Elisabeth Early Life
Elisabeth's early life was very marvelous. In Elisabeth's early life there was a lot of artist. Elisabeth father name was Louis Nee Maissin vigge, which was a successful artist who inspired louise to paint at the age of 12. At that time taught by Gabriel Briad a famous artist at that time. When louise was a teenager she started painting wealthy people and started making money.
Self-portrait in a Straw Hat
Made in 1782
Was an imitation of a painting seen by Louise
A self portrait of Louise
Portrait of Madame du Barry
*Made in 1781
*Many versions of the painting
*The paintings are of the same women.
*This woman was from spai
Elisabeth died in March 30, 1842.
Elisabeth was an successful painter in life.
Thanks to Mr.C our wonderful teacher and to Mr.K for giving our group a little help.