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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Mike Weir, Toronto, Canada
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Ben S, London UK
The portrait I commissioned arrived a few hours ago. I am blown away. Your artist has captured our daughter perfectly. She has just left home to go to college and it will be very much enjoyed during her absence.
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Happy New Year. We received one of your Impressionist paintings for a Christmas present from our son, a Manet. It is really lovely and we are so pleased with it. After the Holidays we will start to look at your online catalogue ourselves to see if we cant...