Rococo art was an important element of French culture during the ancien regime. The style is highly suggestive of the attitudes and atmosphere in the royal court during the period leading up to the French Revolution. In this activity you will read about four rococo painters and how they experienced the shift from rococo to neoclassicism, and from the ancien regime to the era of the French Revolution.
Destination Title: Ancien Regime Rococo
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Start at the Ancien Regime Rococo Web site.
- Read the introductory section, taking notes as you go.
- Click on the links to read about the rococo artists François Boucher and Jean-Honore Fragonard.
After you have read the material, answer the following questions.