Rococo Art and the Joy of Ornamentation


This course explores the historical origins and context of Rococo art, the key patrons and locations of Rococo, the works of key Rococo artists, the characteristics and themes of Rococo, the reception, critique, and influence of Rococo art, and Rococo art in decorative arts and everyday life.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of Rococo art and its joy of ornamentation, as well as the cultural, social, and historical influences that shaped this artistic movement.

Course program

Historical Origins and Context of Rococo Art
Patrons and Locations of Rococo
Key Rococo Artists and Their Works
Characteristics and Themes of Rococo
Reception, Critique, and Influence of Rococo Art
Rococo Art in Decorative Arts and Everyday Life