Rococo

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

Originally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, this iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough was first presented at the Royal Academy exhibition of...

Maya Tola 29 November 2021

Fashion

French Elegance – How Did Women Dress in the 18th Century?

While we can no longer personally experience the splendor of 18th-century fashion, thankfully many painters of the time left us the answer to the...

Pola Otterstein 29 July 2021

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Madame de Pompadour: The Queen of Arts in Portraits

Elvis Presley’s famous hairstyle was named after her, a French champagne glass is believed to have been modelled after her breast and,...

Magda Michalska 8 May 2021

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Queen Marie Antoinette in Portraits

Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France and Navarre before the French Revolution, she is known from many portraits. However, during the...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 May 2021

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Rosalba Carriera: The Accomplished Pastellist

Do you know the great Rococo portraitist Rosalba Carriera? She was one of the most famous painters of the early 18th century. Rosalba Carriera became...

Maia Heguiaphal 1 March 2021

dailyart

18th Century Aristocratic Marriage Like in the Bridgerton Series

Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen is a huge triple portrait of the Montgomery sisters by Sir Joshua Reynolds. It thematizes aristocratic marriage...

Isla Phillips 18 February 2021

Enlightenment

Smolyanki: The Nymphs of Russian Enlightenment

The Russian empress Catherine the Great aspired to Enlightenment ideas that propagate human intellectual power. Numerous tracts, essays, and books of...

Kateryna Martynova 8 February 2021

Women Artists

Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the Amazing Women in Her Portraits

Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the women in her portraits is a famous reference to every art-lover. The French painter – also known as Madame Lebrun...

Pola Otterstein 6 February 2021

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How to Look Great: Rococo Women Beauty Guide

How to look great? That is the question! Let’s refer to the most splendid and opulent period of history: the 18th century. The Enlightenment...

Kateryna Martynova 4 February 2021

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Everything You Need to Know About Venetian Rococo Art

Venetian Rococo was an integral part of the 18th-century art-life. The period in Italian history and culture lasting from 1700 to 1799 is called as...

Kateryna Martynova 4 February 2021

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The Largest Ceiling Fresco in the World: Giambattista Tiepolo in Würzburger Residenz

Giambattista Tiepolo brought Venice back to the artistic spotlight in the 18th century. Without a doubt, the crowning achievement of Tiepolo’s...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 February 2021

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These 4 Cutest Joshua Reynolds’ Children Will Make You Miss Childhood

Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first president of the British Royal Academy founded in 1768, was an exemplary painter. Having traveled to Italy on his...

Magda Michalska 2 February 2021