Rococo Style

Building le Chateau

Versailles: Treasures From the Palace – Summer Show at NGA

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Treasures from le Château de Versailles will be on show this summer December 9, 2016 until April 17, 2017 at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra

Swan Service Plate 2

The David Roche Foundation Adelaide, Gallery 2: Rococo

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The Rococo style in Gallery 2 of the opening exhibition at the David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery complex, North Adelaide, is gracefully exuberant!

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The David Roche Foundation Museum Complex Adelaide, Now Open

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The David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery glittered gloriously with refracted light for its official opening in North Adelaide by former PM Paul Keating

Alexia Sinclair, Creativity + Knowledge = Rococo & Pleasure

Alexia Sinclair, Creativity + Knowledge = Rococo & Pleasure

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Sydney visual artist Alexia Sinclair has a unique ability to articulate her love of knowledge and learning through visual art and Rococo is her new masterpiece

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Jeanne Antoinette Marquise de Pompadour – Woman of Influence

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French painter François Boucher produced many of the images we have of Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour, official Mistress of King Louis XV of France

A George II Carved Mahogany Side-table Attributed to Giles Grendey courtesy Apter Fredericks, London

18C English Gentleman’s Furniture – Style Nurturing The Soul

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Eighteenth century English gentlemen believed the character of the master of a house can be judged by the manner in which it is arranged decorated and furnished

Detail Le Petit Dejeneur

The Rococo Style – Sophisticated and Yet Enchantingly Pretty

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The Rococo style was delicately elegant with a distinct preference for asymmetry. It was presided over by France’s King Louis XV’s mistress, Madame du Pompadour, a sophisticated lady of impeccable style.