*Rococo Revisited
Commode : The Confidence
Benneman Guillaume (1750-1811) cabinetmaker
Château de Fontainebleau,  salon des Jeux de la Reine
mahogany (wood), bisque porcelain, bronze, gold, white marble
18th century 1786  (time of Louis XVI)
(via Réunion des musées nationaux)
Triumph of the Marine Venus Sebastiano Ricci (1659–1734)
about 1713 oil on canvas Getty Center
Born from the sea, the mythological goddess Venus sits upon a throne pulled by muscular men and surrounded by her entourage. Her son Cupid flies nearby and grasps a handful of coral from a plate held by an attendant. Perched above Venus, a woman holds a string of pearls, a typical adornment of the goddess. The pearls fall through her hair and down along her shoulder. The composition is arranged in a loose pyramidal shape with Venus at the apex. Sebastiano Ricci used an array of flesh tones to describe and model the playful, graceful figures. Venus’s softly painted skin is a creamy white with touches of pink in her cheeks, chest, stomach, and knees; her flesh glows as if lit from within. Against the blue sky, streaks of pink paint describe wispy clouds and fading sunlight. With the Triumph of the Marine Venus, Ricci made a transition from a more classical Baroque style of dramatic gestures, bold colors, and serious subject matter to a more Rococo style of light, pastel colors, elegant, graceful figures, and decorative compositional elements.
CaRezzonico, Venice, Italy. Ballroom.
Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice
Claude-Joseph Vernet, “The Shipwreck,” 1772
Louis XVI was born #onthisday in 1754. He met a gruesome fate – executed by guillotine in 1793 http://ow.ly/AC4Ic
Maurice Lobre (1862–1951), French 

Coin de la salle du muse carnavalet,1910
"Purple tulips, white flowering prunus, narcissus and pink chrysanthemum" 19th Century (detail) 
Pancrace Bessa (1772 – after 1836) French natural history artist.
Oil on paper
Private collection
 La Bastille détruite ou la petite victoire : [estampe] / J.B. Huet del. ; Bonnet direxit
12:05"." — .
one of the C18th rooms at Geffrye Museum

François Boucher (1703–1770): The Secret Message.
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