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  • n  fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
  • s  having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation
    an exquisite gilded rococo mirror

  • A New York City exhibition traces the evolution of the rococo style.
  • The style was called rococoitself an onomatopoeic image of the art from the French word rocaille, meaning fancywork in rocks and shells.
  • But he has always been the same kind of rococo rascal that Jones was.
News & Articles

  • Exhibition in London: "Utopia" by Ghazaleh Avarzamani
    Utopiashowcases Ghazaleh's Rococo themed needlepoint embroideries which are mixed with contemporary Iranian imagery. These are inspired by the kitsch interpretations of Goblin tapestries. The tapestries are embroidered by hand, tying in with Ghazaleh's belief that the revival of skilled craft is central to the artistic process.
    June 11, 2013 - Payvand Iran News
  • Justin Davidson on the Transporting Power of the Nomadic Guitarist Bombino
    Every kind of music creates its ideal environment: the rococo chamber, the arena, the rank bar, the sweaty dance club. When I first came across the music of Bombino on his 2011 album Agadez, I sensed that it was created to be heard outdoors, somewhere quiet and wild and vast. ... More »
    June 10, 2013 - Vulture

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