- Glossary definition: Rococo Art
Rococo Art
(from the French rocaille meaning 'shell work')

This late Baroque (c. 1715-1775) style used in interior decoration and painting characterised by curvilinear forms, pastel colours, and light, often frivolous subject matter. This style of art was popular in the first three-quarters of the 18th century, particularly in France, but made an impact in southern Germany as well.