Essay by sincere25College, UndergraduateA+, August 2008

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For this assignment I chose to select three works of art from the Rococo Art Era. The Rococo Art Era was known for its decorative charm and airy elegance. According to Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia the term rococo described a movement in the arts in the early 18th-century corresponded roughly to the reign (1715 - 1774) of King Louis XV of France (Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia, 2008). The term rococo also comes from the French word rocaille meaning rock-work. The Rococo Art Era gave way to the austere neoclassical style late in the 18th-century and quickly disappeared after the French Revolution in 1789. The three paintings that I picked is The Good Mother (1762 - 1763) by Jean-Honore Fragonard, Madonna of the Goldfinch (1760) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and Venus Consoling Love (1751) by Francois Boucher. These three paintings are in similar by having a theme of a mother's protective love for a child.

They also epitomize the artwork of the Rococo Art Era.

The Rococo Art EraJean-Honore Fragonard (1732 - 1806), is a French painter of the rococo age, who became a favorite in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI for his delicately colored scenes of romance, often in garden settings (Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia, 2008). In his painting of The Good Mother it is a oil painting on a canvas with a dimension of 18.5 x 22.24 inches. This painting compared to his other artworks is quite different. According to Ancien Regime-Rococo this painting is noted for its warm tones and rich brushstrokes, and for the near absence of a background (Ancien Regime-Rococo, 2008). The Good Mother as shown in this painting portrays a mother reading a bedtime story to a sleeping infant oblivious to the chaotic war going on outside their home. To many...