The Genre

In the decorative arts, the baroque style of the seventeenth century evolved into the “rococo” style of the eighteenth century. This was named for its frequent use of patterns from nature, such as one might find in a rock garden or “jardin de rocaille.” Some of the preferred characteristics of this style included movement, delicacy, and novelty. For interior decoration, an architect often worked with painters and furniture makers to assure a harmonious visual effect in every room of the house.

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