Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Civilisation 9: The Pursuit of Happiness: 4


By the time Watteau died, in 1721, the Rococo style was beginning to effect decoration and architecture. It became an international style ten years later, spreading across Europe in a similar fashion as early 15th Century Gothic.  Rococo was the visual equivalent of the experience of joy and the visual articulation of pleasure.

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