What makes famous Rococo paintings so special?
The Rococo painting style came about in France in the early 18th century, mainly as a reaction to the very grand and opulent style of the Baroque period and the extreme grandeur of the Palace of Versailles. The Rococo artists used a softer approach in their Rococo oil paintings. The first great Rococo painter was Jean-Antoine Watteau. His influence can be seen in the later work of Jean-Honor Fragonard who was another famous Rococo painter. The most widely known Italian Rococo artist was Canaletto, born in Venice in 1697, and whose paintings of Venice, London and some of the finest country houses in the U.K. are very famous. Piazzo San Marco is an example of a Rococo oil painting on canvas by Canaletto, finished in during the late 1720's and on view at the Met Fifth Avenue. It is works such as this that make popular Rococo replicas today.
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